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|20th February 2014, 17:22||#1|
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Average Fatality-per-km has reduced in the last 50 years
Recent study by the Transportation Research Initiative at the University of Michigan looks at global driving fatalities with up-to-date World Health Organization data. Around the world, deaths in fatal car crashes are 1/6th as likely as dying from a common health problem, like heart disease.
The study also shows that deaths per miles driven have plummeted around the developed world in the five decades.
According to the study, countries where the Fatality rate per 100,000 population is the highest are;
Nambia(45), Thailand(44), Iran(38), Sudan(36) and Swaziland(36).
Maldives features at bottom of this list, which translates to the best position to be in, with just 2 deaths per 100,000 population.
India is appearing with a score of 17 deaths per 100,000 population, which is neither Red nor Green.
|20th February 2014, 17:44||#2|
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Re: Studies indicates that fatality-per-miles-driven have reduced in last five decade
I believe the new generation cars with more safer build and the improved roads/infrastructure are the main reasons behind this improvement.
Recently I read a news in news paper where 100 cars collapsed with each other in America. Few of the vehicles just crushed very badly. But there wasn't a single casualty. The designs of newer generation vehicles which have crumple zones and many other safety features played very crucial role that there wasn't a single casualty in that massive accident.
Awareness and strict norms about seatbelt usage and child seats are also the important factors here.
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