SOMETIMES the big changes in Glasgow can be seen by the kind of stories that appear in this paper
And sometimes they can be seen by the kind of stories we no longer carry.
For years The Evening Times, like local news outlets, up and down Scotland would be filled with horrific reports of children dying on our roads.
There would be a picture, usually a boy or a girl grinning in their school uniforms, and an appeal from the police for anyone who saw a dark car on a certain street.
And all our stomachs would churn at a young life thrown away.
People still die on Glasgow's streets. But not, thankfully, in anything like the numbers of 20 or 30 years ago.
The gaps between the pictures of dead or injured children are growing. The stories of road horror are becoming rarer.
Today new statistics spell out just how huge the changes in road safety have been.
The number of casualties on the roads, for example, have fallen by more than a third in a decade.
In fact, a thousand fewer people were hurt. This is a huge, life-changing, life-improving piece of news. Is it safer cars? Or safer drivers? Maybe.
But long may this trend continue so we won't have to report on another child lost on the roads.