The number of people killed on Grampian’s roads is at its lowest level in the past three decades.
The region is regarded as traditionally having high annual road death figures compared to other parts of Scotland. There have been 31 deaths so far in 2009, down from 35 last year, 37 in 2007 and 62 in 2006.
Chief inspector Ian Wallace said: "It’s a landmark year for us to build upon for next year and get that figure even lower."
He said the force is more targeted with early intervention, trying to educate young drivers who come to their attention about the dangers they face on the roads.
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