In a rush to deliver Amazon packages, the driver crashed into a car stopped at a light, killing a 9-month old. He belonged to Amazon’s vast contractor network that a ProPublica investigation found is responsible for 60 accidents with injuries, including 10 deaths, since…

The end is nigh for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, and some 3,700 people are still dying on the world’s roads every day. While wealthy nations have made considerable progress, no low-income country saw a reduction in road traffic deaths from 2013-2016, notes a…

One of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is to halve global road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020. China—the world's most populous country—has a major stake in whether that goal is achieved. In 2017 China accounted for some 21% of road traffic deaths globally,…

Among young women in Bangladesh, scarves called ornas are fashionable—and deadly.   When the women hop in electric rickshaws, the trailing fabric can get caught in the spinning motor behind the driver and cause severe neck injuries.   Most drivers and passengers have no…

Traffic fatalities in Southeast Asia and Africa surpass the rest of the world, but experts believe the problem may be even bigger than previously known. They estimate 80% of deaths go misclassified or unrecorded.   Complex issues contribute to data gaps. Deaths in rural…

Kenya is rolling out universal health coverage in 4 counties as part of a pilot program ahead of the goal of total coverage by 2022. County selection was needs-based: Machakos county, for example, has the highest number of road accidents in Kenya while the more sparsely…

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…