Road deaths fall to record low

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Road deaths fall to record low

The number of people killed on Britain's roads last year fell to an all- time annual low, it was announced yesterday.

The 3,598 deaths made 1996 the safest year on the roads since government records began in 1926. The number of serious injuries last year totalled 44,473 - the lowest since 1948.

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