The 2012 road toll

The Herald reports:

Last year New Zealand recorded its second lowest in 50 years, with the deaths of young people significantly stemmed, police say.

At midnight, the provisional road toll stood at 306 – slightly higher than the previous year’s record low of 284 deaths.

While disappointing to go up, the 2011 figure was the lowest figure ever, being a drop of 100 on the year before. The last six years have been:

  • 2007 – 421
  • 2008 – 366
  • 2009 – 384
  • 2010 – 375
  • 2011 – 284
  • 2012 – 306

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