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The Transport Injuries Indicator includes unintentional injuries and fatalities resulting from transportation incidents. It may involve roadway vehicles such as an automobile, motorcycle, moped, three−wheeler (tuk−tuk, auto−rickshaw, etc.), bus, truck, and other large vehicles. The indicator also takes to account events related to rail tracks, flights, boating, and other means of transportation.

Each day, over 3,000 people die from road crashes alone, and half of the victims are vulnerable road users like children, the elderly, pedestrians, and individuals living with a disability. Not every world region shares the same type of road traffic deaths. Motorcyclists make up most of the road traffic deaths in South−East Asia and the Western Pacific regions; car occupants in Europe, the Americas, and Eastern Mediterranean regions; and pedestrians and car occupants account for nearly equal number of road traffic deaths in the African region. The World Health Organization has many resources for interventions through the Decade of Action for Road Safety.

In the Transport Injuries Indicator, Singapore, Malta, Japan, United Kingdom, and Ireland rank the highest while Swaziland, Afghanistan, Lesotho, Central African Republic, and Oman need most areas of improvement.

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