2007 mortality rate in road accidents is lowest in 40 years

The number of people killed in road accidents in 2007 is the lowest in 40 years, Army Radio reported Tuesday. According to the report, 429 people were killed in accidents in 2007 - a 6 percent drop from 2006. Traffic Police head Cmdr. Avi Ben-Hemo told the radio station that while the statistics were encouraging, the road to success in curbing road accidents was still long.