Thailand has second deadliest roads in the world, report said


News website The Nation reported how perilous Thai roads are and how many deaths occurred per day, per year – making it the second deadliest roads in the world for motorcyclists.

Road crashes are a major cause of death in every country – 24,000 deaths a year and 66 a day in Thailand, where 73% of the fatalities claim motorcyclists.

– 1.25 million traffic deaths occur every year globally, 3,400 a day
– 20 million-50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries in accidents, often   resulting in permanent disability
– 3 of 4 road fatalities are men
– Traffic crashes cost countries on average 3% of their gross domestic product
– Road injuries are the main cause of death among people aged 15-29 years
– People ages 15 to 44 account for 48% of traffic deaths globally

Source: The Nation

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