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  2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773

29 Highway Dead in January Yet Downward Trend Continues


The Central Bureau of Statistics released figures, Sunday, showing that there were 1,050 traffic accidents with injuries in January, including the roads of Judea and Samaria. Twenty-four fatal accidents resulted in 29 dead and another 108 accidents resulted in serious injuries.

There has been a downward trend of 1.4 percent in the total number of accidents since August, following a .2 percent increase between April and July. The number of people injured went down an average of about one percent a month since March 2011, after going up .3 percent between October 2010 and February 2011.