Road Deaths Down To Record Low

The number of traffic deaths in Sweden dropped in 2005 to the lowest level since the second world war, underlining Sweden’s reputation as one of the safest countries to drive in the world.

Figures from the Swedish Road Administration showed 440 people died on the roads here last year, down from 480 in 2004. The State agency attributed the fall to improved safety features in cars and on highways. More railings have been built to prevent cars from swerving into lanes with oncoming traffic, and an increasing number of cars are equipped with anti-skid systems.

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