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01/02/2007 02:29 PM ID: 59287 Permalink   

China's 2006 Road Death Toll Falls to 89,000

 

The number of people dying on Chinese roads in 2006 was down 9.4 percent on the previous year. In total, 89,455 people were killed. Deaths occurring as a result of speed, fatigue, and alcohol were also reported to be down 24 percent on the previous year.

Major traffic accidents, defined as accidents that kill ten or more people, were also down 30 percent for the year. 558 people died in 38 major accidents.

130 million traffic violations were reported during the year. The Ministry of Public Security said that for the first time since 2000, the toll has fallen below the government's target of 90,000.

 
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  Windshields -  
 
Are they not the largest cause of blindness to Chinese?
 
  by: mcink2   01/02/2007 06:52 PM     
  ??  
 
I don't follow you.. Is that a joke or some kind of product defect??
 
  by: luc1ddr3am     01/04/2007 02:23 AM     
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Fastest way to blind a Chinaman is to put a windshield in front of him.

Everyone knows the Grand Canyon was created when a Scotsmen dropped a nickel down a gopher hole! [yes, I'm of scotch descent]
 
  by: mcink2   01/05/2007 05:18 AM     
 
 
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