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CDC report shows more people die in vehicular accidents in the U.S. than in other wealthy country

Posted on July 17, 2016 4:46 pm under Car Accidents

A new report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday, July 6 showed that more individuals lose their lives in car accidents in American than in other high-income countries. According to the CDC, over 32,000 individuals were killed on U.S. roads, which equate to around 90 fatalities per day, in 2013.

America has reduced its vehicular fatality rate per capita by 31% over the past 13 years; however, compared with 19 other first-world countries, which have dipped in their motor vehicle death rate per capita by an average of 56% during the same period, the U.S. has shown the slowest decrease.

The CDC report took into account 2000 to 2013 data gathered by the Geneva, Switzerland-based World Health Organization and Paris, France-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which compared U.S. numbers with data from those 19 countries which include the United Kingdom, Japan, and Sweden.

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