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Capital road deaths down 70pc

DUBLIN is proving to be one of the safest places to live when it comes to road deaths.

Latest statistics reveal the drop in the number of people killed on the road in the capital is more than three times the national average.

Just 10 people died in road traffic collisions last year -- that compares to 19 in 2010 and 32 in 2009, representing a reduction of almost 70pc in three years.

The Automobile Association said improvements to the M50, a fall-off in traffic due to the recession and the heavy goods vehicles ban all helped. But others said the introduction of the 30kmh speed limit in the city area back in 2010 was also a main factor.

Irish Independent