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International Transport Forum Annual Report

3 December 2019

The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) has released its 2019 annual report, which contains road safety data for 41 countries. Findings indicate that, in those 41 countries, traffic fatalities were down 5.7% in 2017 compared to 2010 (17.4%, excluding the United States), and 15 countries registered the lowest number of road deaths since the start of record keeping.

Key figures in the report include:

  • Speeding contributes to between 15% and 35% of fatal road crashes in all countries, while driving under the influence of alcohol contributes 10% to 30% in most countries.
  • All countries have observed a reduction in the number of young people aged 18–24 killed in traffic.
  • The majority of traffic fatalities occurred on rural roads, representing between 13% and 73% of all road deaths around the world in 2017.
  • The number of motorcyclists killed in traffic surged in 2017 compared with 2016.

For the full report please click here.


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