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NYC Traffic Deaths Dropped to Record Low in 2016

Traffic deaths in New York City have declined for the third straight year, dropping to 229 in 2016, which is the lowest number of traffic deaths since record-keeping began in 1910.

The 229 traffic fatalities were pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and people in cars. The number fell from 234 in 2015.

However, it wasn’t all great news, as pedestrian deaths increased slightly to 144, up from 139 in 2015.

The first few days of 2017 have already seen several traffic deaths, including 88-year-old Feliks Dadiomov, OBM, an Orthodox Jewish man, who was struck and killed by a car on Tuesday night in Flatbush.

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