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The City of Portland has some good news. Beginning in the mid-1980’s, total traffic
fatalities in the city began to trend downward. 2008 was the best year yet. In 2008, there
were a total of 20 traffic fatalities in the city – 15 motor vehicle occupants, 5 pedestrians,
and 0 bicyclists. This is the lowest number of total traffic fatalities of any year on record,
dating to 1925. The highest number of traffic fatalities was 89 in 1934. The second
highest was 84 traffic fatalities in 1972.
Some highlights from the data include:
See also, Accident fatalities in 2008 lowest in Portland history, by Peter Korn, Portland Tribune, Publish Date: April 2nd, 2009.