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The number of people killed in traffic accidents is at its lowest in more than a year in NYC

In February 12 people died as a result of vehicle accidents among them 8 pedestrians, 1 cyclist, 1 passenger and 2 drivers. This is the lowest number of monthly traffic fatalities in more than a year. Last month a total of 21 people died in traffic accidents in NYC and a year ago in February 2013 there were 20 deaths.

It is too early to see a trend however it looks like the first Vision Zero initiatives may have helped to make NYC streets safer in February. We’ll see in the coming months if the trend continues.

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The number of people who suffered personal injury in a traffic accident in NYC was also lower compared to the previous month and compared to the same month a year ago.

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820 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents last month and 8 of them died. This is progress compared to the previous month and compared to the same month a year ago however this is still too high and more efforts have to be made to achieve “Vision Zero”.

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1 bicyclist died and 94 were injured in February. Here too we can do better!

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Careless drivers are still the main culprits with most accidents in February being related to distracted driving, following too closely or not yielding the right-of-way.

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