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GLOBAL ROAD ACCIDENT STATISTICS

The Reality Behind The Statistics Of Road Accidents Looking at the statistics of global road accidents is very sobering. For instance, a staggering 1.3 million people die every year around the world as a result of road traffic accidents. According to the World Health Organization, 93% of global road accidents occur in low and middle-income countries. That is partly because they do not have the right infrastructures in place, but even in high-income countries, millions of road accidents occur every year.  Here are some other interesting statistics about road accidents around the world, according to the WHO: Injuries from road accidents are the leading cause...

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More Women are Dying While Cycling in Cities and Urban Environments

Among urban cycling infrastructure experts, conventional wisdom holds that when more women are biking, a city has built a successful cycling network. In too many American cities, though, a gruesome corollary to this rule is becoming apparent: When a city builds infrastructure that creates the illusion but not the reality of cycling safety, more women will die. Urban cycling has long been mostly a male activity. As Evan Friss writes in a new history of cycling in New York City, the bike messengers who helped define the city’s 1980s streets were virtually all men. Today’s food delivery cyclists are predominantly male....

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