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One million people die on world's roads every year

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:851
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Nearly 1.2 million people die each year on the world's roads, and the number will rise by 65% over the first two decades of this century, says a report published this week by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Most of the extra deaths will occur in the developing world.

    Road traffic injuries and deaths are a major public health crisis that is being neglected by governments and the media, concludes the report, which …

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