Friday, November 27, 2015

Mapping Global Road Fatalities


According to the World Health Organization the USA has poor road safety laws. It fails to meet the WHO's requirements for good drink driving laws, for speed limit laws, for helmet laws and for seat belt and child seat belt laws. This might be why the United States has almost twice as many road fatalities per population as nearly every Western European country.

Death on the Roads is an interactive map showing the number of road deaths and the status of road laws in countries around the world. The map uses data from the WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 to present a choropleth view of global road deaths and road safety laws.

If you select a country on the map you can view the number of road deaths per 100,000 people. Using the tabs at the top of the map you can also view how well each country meets the WHO's requirements for different road safety laws.
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