It is estimated that in 2010, the road traffic injuries caused approximately 149,992 deaths in the Region of the Americas. The average mortality rate for the Region due to traffic injuries was 16.1 per 100,000 inhabitants. In the subregions, the average rate of mortality per 100,000 traffic accidents varies from 10.9 to 22.1.
Vulnerable users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists are the main victims of fatal road crashes in all subregions except North America, where the occupants of the car are the main victims.
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