just released that for 2007 in the UK road traffic fatalities fell below 3000 for the first time since the 20's. Good news. Obviously Now, there are 63 million people in the UK. Obviously not everyone drives, some are too young and some are too old but as a statistic this equates to one death per 21000 head of population. in 2007 322 people were killed on the Victorian roads. If the demographics are similar to the UK then this represents a death toll of one per 15000 head of population. So, amazing as it seems, and completely opposite to what I was expecting, it is actually 'safer' on the roads here than in the UK (*) even though most of the time it certainly doesn't 'feel' it (*) unless I've stuffed up the numbers - which is quite possible or does this just back up all we know about 'statistics'?