34,026 Car Accident Deaths Annually in America. Which Country is the Safest in the World?

34,026 Car Accident Deaths Annually in America. Which Country is the Safest in the World?

Don Karl Juravin compared the safety & health of the countries around the world in his upcoming book: Fix America to be #1

Deaths From Road Traffic Injuries

Comparing USA Vs. Europe top countries (Germany, France, Italy) Vs. Israel

relative per 100K population | lower is better | 2018 report

Deaths_From_Road_Traffic_Injuries_2018 research Don_Karl_Juravin___World_Health_Organization

Annual Deaths in Absolute Numbers:

  • Israel: 302 annual deaths
  • Euro-top: 10,857 annual deaths
  • USA: 34,026 annual deaths

Assuming the population of USA 321 million, Israel 8.4 million, Euro-top 210 million (Germany 82 million, France 67 million, Italy 61 million).

World Traffic Accident Death Key Factors

  • Worldwide car accidents deaths: An unspoken staggering estimated 1.35 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.
  • Worldwide Accident injuries: A huge toll on families and the economy are 20 to 50 million injuries from traffic accidents injured annually.
  • Road traffic crashes are a major cause of death among all age groups and the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5–29 years.
  • Income & car accidents: My research shows that the risk of dying in a road traffic crash is more than 3 times higher in low-income countries than in high-income countries. More than 90% of road traffic deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries. Road traffic injury death rates are highest in the African region. Even within high-income countries, people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to be involved in road traffic crashes.
  • Young male Vs. female driving: Males are more likely to be involved in road traffic crashes than females. About three quarters (73%) of all road traffic deaths occur among young males under the age of 25 years who are almost 3 times as likely to be killed in a road traffic crash as young females.
  • Speed: Every 1% increase in mean speed produces a 4% increase in the fatal crash risk and a 3% increase. An increase in average speed is directly related both to the likelihood of a crash occurring and to the severity of the consequences of the crash. For example, In the serious crash risk.
  • Pedestrians: The death risk for pedestrians hit by car fronts rises rapidly (4.5 times from 50 km/h to 65 km/h).
  • Car-to-car side impacts: The fatality risk for car occupants is 85% at 65 km/h.
  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set an ambitious target of halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020.
  • GDP cost of car accidents: Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.
  • Vulnerable road users: More than 50% of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
  • Mobile phone usage while driving: Drivers using mobile phones are 4 times more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers not using a mobile phone. Using a phone while driving slows reaction times (notably braking reaction time, but also a reaction to traffic signals), and makes it difficult to keep in the correct lane, and to keep the correct following distances.
  • Hands-free phones are not much safer than hand-held phone sets, and texting considerably increases the risk of a crash.
  • Seat-belt wearing reduces the risk of death among front-seat passengers by 40−65% and can reduce deaths among rear-seat car occupants by 25−75%.
  • Only 57% of countries require seat-belts to be used in cars by both front-seat and rear-seat passengers (38% of low-income countries, 54% of middle-income countries and 83% of high-income countries).
  • The use of child restraints (which include infant seats, child seats and booster seats) can reduce deaths of infants by as much as 70% and deaths of small children by between 54% and 80% in the event of a crash.

Which Country is the Safest to Drive?

Comparing USA Vs. Europe top countries (Germany, France, Italy) Vs. Israel

Deaths_From_Road_Traffic_Injuries_2018 research Don_Karl_Juravin___World_Health_Organization

World Best Best rate USA ISRAEL Euro-top Germany France Italy
Monaco 0.00 10.60 3.60 5.17 4.30 5.10 6.10

WINNER-SAFEST in Traffic Accident Deaths: ISRAEL

  • Israel’s deaths from road traffic injuries is 1.61 times safer than the world average
  • Israel’s deaths from road traffic injuries is  2.94 times safer than the USA
  • Israel’s deaths from road traffic injuries is 1.44 times safer than Euro-top

Deaths_From_Road_Traffic_Injuries_2018 research Don_Karl_Juravin___World_Health_Organization

World average Winner Times better than world average Times better than USA Times better than Euro Times better than Israel
5.81 ISRAEL 1.61 2.94 1.44 —-

 

Credits

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2551844, 10.5281/zenodo.2567780

Research by:  Don Karl Juravin Twitter  Facebook  Linkedin Pinterest YouTube Instagram  tumblr  reddit  blog Google Scholar Researchgate  Quora  Medium  WordPress Google+ Ted Talks Scribd

Source: World Health Organization 2018 (based on 2013 stats)

 

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