Road deaths lowest on record

00.00 | 30 November 2011 |

The number of road deaths in Northern Ireland in 2008 was the lowest since records began almost 80 years ago.

106 people were killed on NI roads last year, according to provisional figures released by the Department of the Environment. The figure compares to 147 road deaths in 2004; 171 in 2000; 372 in 1974 and 114 when figures were first compiled in 1931.

Sammy Wilson, environment minister, said the improvement was due to working on ‘education, engineering and enforcement initiatives’ with other agencies.

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