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Old 20th February 2014, 17:22   #1
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Default 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.

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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.

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Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/internati...rivers/283886/
Data: http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstr...731/102989.pdf
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Old 20th February 2014, 17:44   #2
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Default 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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