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Global Road Safety

Road traffic crashes are the world's leading cause of death for individuals aged 15 through 29 years.

Throughout the world, roads are shared by cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, pedestrians, animals, taxis and other categories of travelers. Travel made possible by motor vehicles supports economic and social development in many countries. Yet each year, these vehicles are involved in crashes that are responsible for 1.25 million deaths and 20-50 million injuries.

Whether you're on the road at home or abroad, know the risks and take steps to protect your safety.

CDC Feature Article: Global Road Safety

Globally, every year, about 1.3 million people are killed in motor vehicle crashes and 20–50 million more are seriously injured. Without further action, close to 2 million people will be killed in motor vehicle crashes each year by 2030.


WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety

Road traffic crashes injure or disable more than 20 million each year around the world. Nearly 3,500 people are killed each day.


CDC's Work in Global Road Safety

CDC’s Injury Center provides direct technical assistance to Ministries of Health and non-governmental organizations to strengthen the evaluation, analysis, and use of road traffic injury surveillance data.