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S. Korea's road fatality rate highest in OECD: report
SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's road fatality rate was the highest in the developed world, a report showed on Friday, despite improvements over the past decade.

   The number of road deaths averaged 11.3 per 100,000 people in 2010, according to the report drawn up by the Korea Transport Institute, the highest among 29 surveyed member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

  



The figure, however, has been on a downward trend, dipping from the 21.4 in 2000 to 10.3 in 2011, the report said.

   Greece and the Unites States followed in the fatality rate -- 11.1 and 10.6, respectively -- while Iceland recorded the lowest rate of 2.5, it said.

   Pedestrians in North Gyeongsang Province in southeast South Korea were the most vulnerable among 16 metropolitan cities and provinces nationwide, logging 22.2 road deaths per 100,000 people in 2011, it added.

   khj@yna.co.kr
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