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On: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:38PM | By: Geoff Ciesla

Road Safety Worldwide

Next Generation Healthcare has an infographic depicting the number of traffic accidents around the globe from the Global Status Report by WHO this year. While infograghics are interesting, and often times informative, there seem to be some flaws with this graphic. The colors in this chart are poor. It would appear to some that the colors distinguish different territories and continents. Even though Greenland has been politically associated with Europe, it is physiographically a part of the continent of North America. As is the same with Europe and Russia, for Russia is not a part of Europe. In addition, most countries in Europe are not low income countries.

It must be coincidence that Africa and North America had exactly 234,768 vehicle- related fatalities.

It’s obvious the colors of the infographic are confusing and poorly done. Nevertheless, Next Generation Healthcare has some interesting stats on road traffic accidents and safety.

For instance, “It's predicted that by 2030, the amount of people who are killed in road traffic accidents will rise to fifth in the leading causes of death around the world. Currently it is in ninth place.”

View full infographic here


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