TRANSPORTATION/COMMUNICATIONS--ACCIDENT STATISTICS ------------------------------------------------------------------ To midnight, December 31, 1994, 91 deaths on Nova Scotia highways were the result of 84 fatal accidents. This compares with 100 deaths in 88 fatal accidents in 1993 and 149 deaths in 119 fatal accidents in 1990. Annual figures over the past five years show that 1993 recorded the lowest number of fatal accidents and 1990 the highest. In 1994, there were 72 occupant fatalities, 84 in 1993, and 115 in 1990. Occupant fatalities include both drivers and passengers in the motor vehicle. There were no ATV or snowmobile fatalities in 1994. Seven motorcycle fatalities were recorded in 1994 and in 1993, and nine in 1990. Two bicycle fatalities occurred in 1994, the same as 1993 and 1990. Ten pedestrian fatalities occurred in 1994, seven in 1993 and 21 in 1990 during the same time period. Highway fatality figures are supplied weekly by the Traffic Engineering Division, Department of Transportation and Communications. - 30 - January 9, 1995 for further information contact: Public Affairs & Communications, 424-8687