The road traffic death rate by WHO region and income level: In 2013, low- and middle-income countries had higher road traffic fatality rates per 100 000 population (24.1 and 18.4, respectively) compared to high-income countries (9.2). The African region had the highest road traffic fatality rate, at 26.6, while the European region had the lowest rate, at 9.3.
Road traffic deaths
1.35 millionpeople die each year on the world's roadsNumber of road traffic deaths
Vulnerable road users
54%of those dying on the world’s roads are vulnerable road usersDistribution of road traffic deaths by type of road user
22 countrieshave amended their laws to bring them into line with best practice on one or more key risk factors for road traffic injuries between over the past 3 yearsExistence of child restraint legislation