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Wed, 18 Jun, 2014 12:08:22 AM
FTimes Report, June 18
 
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A total of 258 people were killed and 6,681 injured in 5,334 road traffic accidents in 2013, according to Statistics Finland's data. 
 
A total of 57 persons were killed and 676 persons injured in drunk driving accidents during the period, the statistics show.
 
There were three more fatalities and 407 fewer injured persons than in 2012.
 
Examined by age group, the number of road traffic fatalities increased most among the elderly aged over 64. Fatalities numbered 73, which is 15 more than in 2012, according to the data. 
 
Persons killed in road traffic by age group 1970–2013. Source: Statistics Finland.
The number of road traffic fatalities among young people fell. A total of 48 young people, aged 15 to 24 years, died in traffic, which is seven fewer than in 2012. There were 14 more fatalities and 65 more injured persons than in 2012.
 
A total of 34 pedestrians were killed in 2013, which is five more than a year earlier. 
 
The number of cyclists' road traffic deaths was 20—one more than in 2012. Road traffic fatalities among moped riders decreased from the previous year. Five moped drivers were killed in 2013. 
 
The number of motor cyclists killed increased during the time. 
 
 
 
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