Below you can find an overview of the key facts of the report. Detailed data per specific topic by country/area
Over 90% of the world’s fatalities on the roads occur in low-income and middle-income countries, which have only 48% of the world’s registered vehicles.
Pedestrians, cyclists, and riders of motorized two-wheeler and their passengers ("vulnerable road users") account for around 46% of global road traffic deaths.
Enforcement of road safety laws is often lacking.
Road traffic fatalities are predicted to rise to the fifth leading cause of death by 2030, resulting in an estimated 2.4 million fatalities per year.
Global status report on road safety 2009
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