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JAMA 100 Years Ago
February 23, 2011

Great Increase of Street Accidents Due to Motor Traffic

JAMA. 2011;305(8):834. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.91-a

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(From Our Regular Correspondent)
LONDON, Feb. 11, 1911.

An alarming increase in the number of street accidents from the recent development of motor traffic is shown by the report issued by the Highways Protection League. In 1905, thirty-five persons were killed and 1,557 injured by accidents due to motor traffic, while 118 were killed and 6,323 injured by horse traffic. In 1909, 163 persons were killed and 6,579 were injured by motor traffic, while 123 were killed and 5,589 were injured by horse traffic.