Road traffic injuries are a global public health problem

  title={Road traffic injuries are a global public health problem},
  author={Margie Peden and Adnan A. Hyder},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • M. PedenA. Hyder
  • Published 11 May 2002
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
EDITOR—Road traffic crashes and their sequelae are a scourge in all societies, both developed and developing. Each year over a million people are killed in road traffic collisions worldwide and some 10 million people are injured or disabled by these events,1 predominantly in low and middle income countries.2 Despite what is known about road traffic crashes and their health consequences, policymakers worldwide show little awareness of their contribution to the burden of disease; consequently… 

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