Traffic fatalities on city streets at all-time low

NEW YORK - (AP) - City officials say traffic fatalities in NewYork City are at an all-time low, but that pedestrians make up themajority of people who have died in the last five years.

City officials on Monday released data showing that from 2005 to2009, there were 1,467 traffic fatalities. The yearly totalsdeclined from 321 in 2005 to 256 in 2009.

Pedestrians accounted for 52 percent of the fatalities, followedby motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists and bicyclists.

City officials called for motorists and pedestrians to takesteps to ensure safety, like obeying the speed limit and notcrossing the street against the light.

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