Road traffic fatalities in China decreased by 30% between 2004 and 2009, according to an official from the China automotive technology research center (CATRC).

The CATRC spokesperson said the number of people killed in road traffic accidents declined from 94,000 in 2004 to 67,000 in 2009.

Road traffic accidents have come down by 50% between 2004 – 2009, following the ban on overloaded vehicles and drunk driving.