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Traffic casualties in the 1930s

Starting in about 1935, the Toronto Daily Star published regular counts of the daily and yearly totals of traffic accidents and deaths.

Here’s March 26 1935:

1935 Mar 26

November 23, 1936:

1936 Nov 23

September 22, 1937:

1937 Sep 22

September 14, 1938:

1938 Sep 14

And, finally, December 13, 1939:

1939 Dec 13

The Daily Star seems to have stopped this once war got going, unless I’ve missed some (always a possibility).

Judging by this, traffic fatalities were worse in the 1930s than they are now, when you consider that Toronto was a significantly smaller city back then. However, traffic deaths are becoming gradually higher these days, which is troubling.