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Half of Traffic Fatalities Are Not in Cars

Biking ElsewhereThought you would be interested in the World Health Organization's release of a 351-page report of a study funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies
that reveals, according to a story published today by the Washington Post, that:
 
Nearly half of the 1.2 million people killed in traffic accidents around the world each year are not in cars. They are on motorcycles or bicycles or walking along the side of the road.
 
The story is titled "Half of Traffic Fatalities Are Not in Cars" can be found at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/15/AR2009061501544.html
 
The story says that:
 
One of the more surprising discoveries was the toll on pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycle riders crowding the roads in developing countries, who accounted for 46 percent of all traffic deaths.
 
The report, according to the story, tells about how much more civilized we are here in the U.S.:
 
In the United States, 51 percent of deaths involve car drivers, 21 percent are car passengers, 11 percent motorcyclists, 11 percent pedestrians and 2 percent bicyclists.  
The story concludes by noting that:
 
WHO is hosting a global conference on road safety in Moscow in November. [Etienne G.G. Krug, a physician at WHO in Geneva who led the project] said he hopes the data will be updated periodically in the future in the form of national report cards on traffic safety.
 
Perhaps the dream of "Traffic Justice" that many of us envisioned at the start of the 2006 ProWalk/ProBike Conference will come closer to reality in Moscow this November.
 
                                                                     John
 
John Gideon
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Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, June 22 2009 @ 04:37 PM UTC Half of Traffic Fatalities Are Not in Cars
Right now the Washington Post article has car ads on it.

T B
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