Injuries & Fatalities

Improving road safety is perhaps the most pressing purpose of driver monitoring. As of now, it is well known that driving a car is one of the most dangerous activities that people nevertheless engage in regularly. But just how many people suffer the consequences of insufficient road safety every year? Scroll down to take part of statistics on the dangers of driving. 

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There are

1.24 million

traffic deaths every year

That equals an average of 3 287 deaths a day.
An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled every year. 
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1. Ischaemic heart disease

2. Stroke

3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

4. Lower respiratory infections

5. Alzheimer disease and other dementias

6. Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers

7. Diabetes mellitus

8. Road injury 

9. Diarrhoeal diseases

10. Tuberculosis

Top 10 global causes of death, 2016

Road traffic crashes rank as the 8th leading cause of death worldwide

Traffic accidents account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.

 

Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030. 

#1 

cause of

death among

15-29 year olds

23%

5%

22%

50% of all road traffic deaths occur among pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists

The risk of dying in a road traffic crash depends on where in the world you live

Hover over the map to see traffic fatalities per 100 000 population:

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Europe: 10.3
Americas: 16.1
Eastern
Medieterranean: 21.3
Africa: 24.1
South East
Asia and Western Pacific: 18.5