This list of countries by traffic-related death rate shows the annual number of road fatalities per capita per year , per number of motor vehicles , and per vehicle-km in some countries in the year the data was collected. According to the World Health Organization , road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1. That is, one person is killed every 25 seconds. Only 28 countries, representing million people seven percent of the world's population , have adequate laws that address all five risk factors speed, drunk driving, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints.
This list of countries by traffic-related death rate shows the annual number of road fatalities per South-east Asia, , , , Americas, , behaviors associated with fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes. When measured Asian/Pacific Islander, alcohol, safety belts, child safety seats, motorcycle.
A study from Chalmers Technical University in Goteborg, Sweden, covering 24 Asian countries encompassing 56 percent of the world's population, says the total highway death toll for those countries is , per year with traffic accidents the leading cause of death for people under the age of Thailand, which recently marked the traditional Thai New Year celebrations, has reported a 30 percent rise in its road death toll for the holiday period, rising to a record of more than people killed. Thai officials say speeding is the leading cause of accidents, along with drink driving, with most accidents — some 80 percent — involving motorcycles.
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But despite the seemingly high numbers, public health researchers in Africa and Southeast Asia caution that substandard reporting and gaps in data mean that the toll on vulnerable road users may be even higher. Tran added that under-reporting from countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia and Africa, was not intentional: Lower-income countries lack the linkages between different data sources — health centers, insurance, police — that exist in higher-income countries, Tran continued. So there is no way to update police data when people die in the hospital after a crash. This was the finding of a study in India , which found, through FOIA requests, that pedestrian deaths accounted for 40 percent of traffic fatalities, although official records, which were based on police reports, claimed that they comprised less than 10 percent. Nonetheless, there were crucial gaps in all sources of data, she added.