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Perilous roads The Key facts
« on: September 30, 2018, 11:10:49 AM »

Perilous roads

 Road crashes are a major cause of death in every country – 24,000 deaths a year and 66 a day in Thailand, where 73% of the fatalities claim motorcyclists.


– 1.25 million traffic deaths occur every year globally, 3,400 a day

– 20 million-50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries in accidents, often resulting in permanent disability

– 3 of 4 road fatalities are men

– Traffic crashes cost countries on average 3% of their gross domestic product

– Road injuries are the main cause of death among people aged 15-29 years

– People ages 15 to 44 account for 48% of traffic deaths globally