No. of deaths from car accidents in 2009 lowest in 43 years

The number of fatalities from traffic accidents in 2009 totaled at 314 people, a 24 percent decrease from the previous year and the lowest number in 43 years, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
In contrast to this, since the beginning of 2010 there has been a 13 percent increase in the number of deaths and a six percent increase in the number of fatal accidents.
The figures also revealed that a third of deaths from traffic accidents last year were pedestrians.