Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Number of registered vehicles

Situation and trends

Between 2010 and 2013 there was a 16% increase in the number of registered vehicles in the world.

Motorization impacts upon road traffic injuries, but also upon congestion, air pollution, and mobility. In many middle-income countries, the rapid pace of motorization has taken place in the absence of measures to ensure that all road users, notably pedestrians and cyclists, remain safe. For countries where legislation is set at a subnational level (e.g. Australia, Canada) information on laws in these jurisdictions was analysed. For more information see explanatory notes from Global status report on road safety 2015 link below.