2008-11-19 / Briefly Noted
Governor Paterson Announces 2007 As Safest Year On New York's Highways In History
Eight percent decrease in traffic fatalities; improvements in motorcycle, large truck and pedestrian crash fatalities
Governor David A. Paterson has announced that 2007 was the safest year on New York's highways since the State began keeping records on highway safety in the early 1920s. According to final Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) records for 2007, the total number of traffic fatalities decreased from 1,433 in 2006 to 1,317 in 2007, an eight percent reduction.