NEW YORK—The commitment of Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the mayor of Accra, Ghana, to make the streets of his city safer is more than a campaign promise. It’s a mission, borne of personal experience. He knows all too well the hazards of road travel in the city of 2 million. In…

Had the van that smashed into a truck on a Mexican highway, killing 13 and injuring 8, been manufactured for Canada or the US, the wreck might have been less deadly.  

Found a great deal on a bike helmet online? Chances are good it’s a fake. Fake helmets cheaply distributed via e-commerce sites can’t protect you from the kinds of catastrophic accidents that lead to skull fracture, brain damage or death. They sometimes appear flimsier but…

Tens of thousands of students poured onto in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s streets again on Sunday to demand better road safety after 2 students were killed last week by buses.   Police responded with tear gas while pro-government youth groups attacked the protesters and at least 5…

About once every 2 weeks in 2015, someone died at the Lapaz intersection of the N1 highway in Accra, Ghana.  

More research is needed in low-resource countries with soaring road traffic injuries and deaths. Catherine Staton, of Duke University, and colleagues found one promising strategy for research. They surveyed motorcycle taxi drivers in Rwanda, Sri Lanka and…

More research is needed in low-resource countries with soaring road traffic injuries and deaths. Catherine Staton, of Duke University, and colleagues found one promising strategy for research. They surveyed motorcycle taxi drivers in Rwanda, Sri Lanka and…

Road traffic injuries (RTIs)—90% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries—are a preventable tragedy, and a hindrance to economic growth and developing countries’ overall welfare, according to a new data roundup.

From a moment of silence at a crash-prone site in Accra to a flash mob in Fortaleza, Brazil, cities around the world marked a Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims yesterday.

Canadian researchers hope that their alarming findings on motorcycle injuries will spur policymakers and manufacturers to embrace tighter safety measures.