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Global Road Deaths at All-Time Low, but U.S. Still Ranks Poorly on Safety

Thursday, May 30, 2013

WNYC

Safety is improving on roads around the world -- but mostly for drivers and passengers in wealthier countries. A study from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development's transportation arm finds that although 2012 was a record low year for traffic fatalities, safety for pedestrians isn't increasing as fast as it is car occupants. And the U.S. still ranks poorly compared to other well-off countries. 

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