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Can Traffic Deaths go the Way of Smallpox?
Posted By Angie Schmitt On May 16, 2014 @ 10:59 am In Featured | No Comments
In “De Blasio Looks Toward Sweden for Road Safety, ” reporter Matt Flegenheimer describes how the Swedish Parliament adopted Vision Zero in 1997 as the national foundation for all its road safety operations. Since then the number of traffic fatalities in Sweden has been cut in half. The fatality rate in Stockholm, 1.1 deaths per 100,000, is less than one-third of New York City’s rate. The national rate in Sweden, 2.7 deaths per 100,000, is the world’s lowest.
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