The Top 5 Countries with the Highest Number of Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

  Country Injuries Number of Accidents Persons Killed Percentage Involving Alcohol
1 United States 2,788,000 1,899,870 42,836 8.9%
2 Germany 440,126 339,310 5,842 7.1%
3 Italy 316,630 224,553 5,625 N/A
4 United Kingdom 277,619 207,410 3,221 5.9%
5 Russian Federation 251,386 208,558 34,506 15.7%
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 Facts
  1. Over 1.2 million people die each year on the world’s roads, and between 20 and 50 million suffer non-fatal injuries. In most regions of the world this epidemic of road traffic injuries is still increasing. Monetary losses due to road traffic injuries are estimated to be 518 billion dollars and cost governments between 1% and 3% of their gross national product. than the total amount that these countries receive in development assistance
  2. Over 90% of the world's fatalities on the roads occur in low-income and middle-income countries, which have only 48% of the world's registered vehicles.
  3. Almost half of those who die in road traffic crashes are pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists also known as "vulnerable road users".
  4. Only 57% of countries require seat-belts to be used by passengers in both front and rear seats.
  5. Road traffic injuries are consistently one of the top three causes of death for people aged 5 to 44 years old.
Tags: Health Statistics, Top 5 Highest, Motor Vehicles, Europe, Traffic Accident Statistics

Sources:  Economic Commission for Europe report: Statistics of Road Traffic Accidents in Europe and North America 2007.

List Notes: Data is for the year 2004. Please note that data is for North American and European countries only. Percentage involving alcohol is for injuries only.
Countries with the Highest Number of Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

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