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US has worst traffic accident death rate among high income countries

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3799 (Published 07 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3799
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

The US could dramatically reduce the number of people killed each year in road traffic accidents if it adopted the safety practices of other high income countries, a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found.1

Currently more than 32 000 people in the US die in road traffic accidents a year and more than 2 million suffer non-fatal injuries.

CDC researchers analyzed data compiled by the World Health Organization and the Organization for …

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