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Annual Global Car Crash Numbers Show 1.25 Million Deaths a Year

October 21, 2019

USA- writes that the World Health Organization (WHO) reports 1.25 million people die each year in car crashes around the world. Every day, 3,287 people, on average, die in vehicle-related accidents. The number of people injured in these accidents is in the tens of millions.*

In the United States alone, more than 37,000 people die each year in traffic accidents, and many of those killed are young people. In addition to Americans killed in their home country, vehicle collisions and accidents are the main cause of healthy Americans dying in foreign countries.

Reports point out the fact that these accidents are preventable and highly predictable. Countries that have made serious efforts to curb vehicle-related deaths have been highly successful in doing so. Lowing the annual car crash death toll means using a combination of approaches. Many countries have laws pertaining to seatbelt use, child restraints, speed limits, and impaired driving. Educating drivers about these laws and requirements and strictly enforcing these laws cuts down on the number of fatal accidents.

Better designed roads and more accessible public transportation can also help keep the population safer by reducing traffic and eliminating high risk, poorly designed roadways.

Of course, vehicle manufacturers are constantly improving safety technology in vehicles. In addition to common and standard equipment like airbags and seatbelts, manufacturers are now including technology designed to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place. Vehicles are now capable of identifying risks on the road and alerting a driver, or even taking over and slowing or stopping a vehicle when a crash is imminent. 

WHO is suggesting that countries develop strategies and allocate a budget towards making everyone safer on the road. 

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