In February, 2,312 casualties were reported in 1,231 road accidents. Among those, there were 23 deaths. This is a drop from the 1,230 accidents which caused 2,590 casualties and 40 deaths during the same time period in 2005.
Or Yarok (Green Light), Israel's largest private road safety organization, said it is pleased with the shift in statistic but cannot thoroughly explain the change until the national program of road safety is implemented by the government, according to Aharon Lapidot, the organizations spokesperson.
"A lot of activity has been initiated in order to prevent those accidents and the results could be the accumulation of these activities but are not a result of a single type of activity," Lapidot added.
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