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November 09, 1989|Clipboard researched by Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Traffic fatalities during the first six months of the year totaled 122, 4% fewer than the comparable period last year. More people (26) were killed on the county's streets, roads and highways during January than any of the other months.

The most deaths during any single month in one city were seven in Anaheim during June. Anaheim's 16 deaths during the six-month period were also the highest of any city, although this is a 45% decrease from the 29 recorded last year.

Jan.-June Jan.-June City 1989 1988 Anaheim 16 29 Brea 8 1 Buena Park 5 1 Costa Mesa 7 4 Cypress 2 5 Dana Point 2 N/A Fountain Valley 1 6 Fullerton 6 5 Garden Grove 5 7 Huntington Beach 6 8 Irvine 4 8 Laguna Beach 1 0 La Habra 1 0 La Palma 0 0 Los Alamitos 0 0 Mission Viejo 2 2 Newport Beach 1 2 Orange 7 5 Placentia 2 0 San Clemente 4 0 San Juan Capistrano 2 1 Santa Ana 7 16 Seal Beach 4 4 Stanton 0 1 Tustin 2 1 Villa Park 0 0 Westminster 9 4 Yorba Linda 1 1 State Highways 5 6 County Roads 12 10 TOTAL 122 127

N/A: Information not available

TRAFFIC FATALITY TREND Jan. 1989: 26 Mar. 1989: 17 Jun. 1989: 22

JANUARY-JUNE TRAFFIC TOLL (First 6 months of each year) 1984: 114 1987: 153 1989: 122

JANUARY-JUNE: FIVE-COUNTY COMPARISON

% of 1989 1989 % Change Five-County % of 1989 County Deaths From 1988 Total State Total Los Angeles 469 -8 41 21 Orange 122 -4 11 5 Riverside 197 +47 17 9 San Bernardino 176 * 15 8 San Diego 190 +17 16 9 Five-County Total 1,154 +2 100 52 STATE TOTAL 2,235 +1 -- 100

1989 Deaths Per Thousand County Licensed Drivers Los Angeles 0.09 Orange 0.07 Riverside 0.30 San Bernardino 0.22 San Diego 0.12 Five-County Total 0.11 STATE TOTAL 0.12

* Less than 1%

Source: California Highway Patrol

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