World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Globally, road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged 15-29 and claim more than 1.25 million lives each year. Urgent action is needed around the world to prevent motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths.

  • 15.9 American Region
  • 9.3 European Region
  • 19.9 Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • 26.6 African Region
  • 17.0 South East Asian Region
  • 17.3 Western Pacific Region

Road traffic fatalities per 100,000 population.

Source: WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety, 2015

Page last reviewed: October 18, 2017
Content source: Global Health