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10 facts on global road safety

A busy road with market stalls, cars, bikes, and people, India
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Every year, there are 1.25 million road traffic deaths worldwide

There were 1.25 million road traffic deaths globally in 2013 – a figure that has plateaued since 2007, despite the increase in global motorization and population and the predicted rise in deaths.

Road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death among all age groups and the number one cause of death among those aged 15–29 years.

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