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.1
Whether you’re on the road at home or abroad, know the risks and take steps to protect your safety.
- World Health Organization. Road Traffic Injuries Fact Sheet. May 2017 [cited 2017 June 6]. Available from URL: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs358/en/