Road traffic injuries caused an estimated 149,992 deaths in the Region of the Americas in 2010. The average death rate for the Region from road traffic injuries was 16.1 per 100,000 population. Among subregions, the average road traffic deaths ranges from 10.9 to 22.1 per 100,000 population.

Vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, motorcyclist, and bicyclist are the primary victims of road traffic injuries throughout the subregion except in North America, where car occupants are the main victims.

icon Road Safety Facts in Region of Americas 2013

 

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