Mortality from Road Crashes in 193 Countries: A Comparison with Other Leading Causes of Death

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) recently released a research report "Mortality from road crashes in 193 countries: A comparison with other leading causes of death ", authored by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle. The study compared, for each country of the world, the fatalities per population from road crashes with fatalities per population from three leading causes of death (malignant neoplasm, ischaemic heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease), and from all causes. The data, applicable to 2008, came from the World Health Organization.


Remembrance Victims Day 2013 Summary


Luchemos por la Vida commemorated “World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims” 2013 with different activities

On the 3rd Sunday of November, the “World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims” was commemorated. Among the activities carried out  in Argentina, due to “World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims”, Luchemos por la Vida:


Campaign “Safe Pedestrians” was awarded

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We are proud to announce that Luchemos por la Vida’s Campaign "Safe pedestrians" ("Peatones Seguros") was awarded for the American region at the “Global Road Safety Film Festival” held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, in April 2013, by the Fondation Laser International.


Presidents message after ITMA’s 23rd World Congress in Hamburg

ITMA's mission to reduce harm from traffic crashes grows more and more important as already well over one million people are killed on the world's roads each year. That number keeps increasing as the number of vehicles is increasing, causing yet more deaths and injuries from traffic crashes.  ITMA provides a forum for researchers and practitioners from around the world to share experiences and knowledge enabling them to return to their countries with ideas they have acquired from each other.  This allows them to hasten the process of decreasing human suffering from injuries and deaths in traffic in their own countries.

The International Traffic and Medicine Association