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UK's road death toll falls

BRITAIN'S road deaths have fallen to the lowest rate among industrialised nations with the exception of Sweden and Iceland, according to new Government figures. In 1998 there were 3,421 fatalities on Britain's roads - the lowest tally since records began in 1926 - and 5% down on 1997's figures, according to 'Road Accidents Great Britain 1998 - The Casualty Report'.

Later this year the Government will publish its comprehensive strategy aimed at further reducing road deaths and injuries over the next decade. The strategy will cover driving standards, speed limits, vehicle design, pedestrian protection, cycling and motorcycle safety.

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