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Poor weather behind fewer road deaths?

Published lördag 25 augusti 2012 kl 14.36
Photo: Bertil Ericson/Scanpix

Fewer people have been killed in the summer traffic in 2012 compared with last year, according to preliminary figures from the Swedish Transport Agency.

89 people died in traffic accidents between 1st June and 21st August this year, compared to 101 during the same period last year, reports news agency TT.

Back in 2008 the number was 125.

The Transport Agency says there are two possible reasons behind the fall in deaths, work to improve road safety through the use of speed cameras, roundabouts and road barriers could be one. The other factor could be the poor summer weather, meaning many motorcyclists have left their wheels in the garage.

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