Motorcycle toll highest in first 10 months

From January through Oct. 31, 55 persons died in automobile accidents, a far fewer number than the 117 who died in motorcycle mishaps.

The traffic police released the statistics Tuesday. There also were 63 pedestrians who died during the same period. In 49 of the pedestrian deaths, police blamed the victim for such acts as crossing a major highway or crossing against a traffic light.

The police agency noted that in many cases, the pedestrian could have used one of the special bridges that have been constructed for that purpose.

Police also said that more than half of the 35 persons who died while traveling on a bicycle had made some blunder, including being drunk.

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