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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Road Deaths A Global 'Epidemic' On Par With Diseases, Says New Report [AOL]



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Every six seconds, someone is killed or seriously injured in a traffic accident. Every day, 3,500 people are killed in car crashes.

That means traffic fatalities are a global epidemic on par with malaria and tuberculosis, according to a new report issued by the Campaign for Global Road Safety.

"The epidemic has reached crisis proportions," wrote Kevin Watkins, a Brookings Institute researcher whoauthored the report, and the problem is "set to worse over the years ahead."

[Keep reading at AOL]

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