The road traffic death rate by WHO region and income level: In 2010, low- and middle-income countries had higher road traffic fatality rates (18.3 and 20.1, respectively) compared to high-income countries (8.7). The African region had the highest road traffic fatality rate,
at 24.1, while the European region had the lowest rate, at 10.3.
Road traffic deaths
1.24 millionpeople die each year on the world's roadsNumber of road traffic deaths
Vulnerable road users
50%of those dying on the world’s roads are vulnerable road users (23% motorcyclists, 22% pedestrians, 5% cyclists)Distribution of road traffic deaths by type of road user
7%of the world’s population (28 countries) have comprehensive laws on five key risk factorsExistence of child restraint legislation