Avi Dichter: 'Israel failed to reduce crash deaths, injuries

Israel must ask itself why the number of dead and injured in road accidents was not further reduced, Public Affairs Minister Avi Dichter said at the opening of Thursday's Or Yarok 10th Anniversary Conference. "427 people were killed in vehicle collisions on Israel's roads since the beginning of the year, thirty fewer than in 2006. 5,000 fewer people were injured than the year before. Of them, 300 fewer people were injured seriously. "We must ask ourselves why we did not further reduce the number of dead and injured," Dichter insisted.