The death toll on roads in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester in the UK has dropped by more than a fifth in the past three years.

About 73 people have died on the region’s roads in 2009 compared to 93 in 2007, marking a 22% reduction, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The total casualty numbers also declined by 13% and the number of drivers seriously hurt also fell by 14% in the same period.

Road safety spokeswoman Karen Delaney said that the number of pedestrian fatalities, however, is higher than that of any other road user.