Increased efforts to minimize traffic related accidents resulted in fewer deaths in 2013.
Preliminary figures released Thursday by the Department of Safety show 988 people were killed in traffic accidents last year ...
A 2.7 percent decrease than in 2012, when there were just over a thousand fatalities.
Last year's number of traffic related deaths represents just the fourth time in 50 years vehicular fatalities have dropped below one thousand.
In Bradley County for 2013, there were only 8 traffic fatalities. According to records dating back to 1994, that is the lowest in 20 years. It had been as low as 10 fatalities in 1995, 1999 and 2005. The Bradley County Sheriff's Office contributes the decrease to educating the public and enforcement.
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