Global Road Deaths - pdc {P}
I just heard on Radio 4 that 1.2 MILLION people die in road accidents every day around the world.

That is a remarkable number.
Global Road Deaths - Big Bad Dave
That would be like a billion people every two years. Don?t think so somehow.
Global Road Deaths - moosh
Seems a very high number. Apparently India figures highly in this type of statistic
Global Road Deaths - henry k
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5057884.stm
Global Road Deaths - Pugugly {P}
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5057884.stm - eh ?

1.2 Million per annum = 2 Billion every two years.....?
Global Road Deaths - Dalglish
1.2 Million per annum = 2 Billion every two years.....?

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the key is whether pdc's figure is per annum or day

Global Road Deaths - Pugugly {P}
Ah yes I get it, sorry eyes were still in sleep mode.....1.2 million a day ?????
Global Road Deaths - Roger Jones
It is per annum. Asia accounts for 44% of the total.

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1225_deathonth.../
Global Road Deaths - Pugugly {P}
Thank goodness for that. I thought we would have heard if it was 2 billion a year !
Global Road Deaths - Dalglish
looks like there is a 50% difference between some of these stats.

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1225_deathonth.../
says 1.2 million a year.

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/deathonthero.../
is up by 50% as it says 1.8 milliion died in 2002.

can you rely on either figure?

Global Road Deaths - Pugugly {P}
I doubt it - it is probably a best guess - does anyone have accurate stats for China for instance, that would have a profound effect on the credibility of the figures.
Global Road Deaths - martint123
ISTR reading in the last week or so that 100,000 a year in China a lot due to the increasing affluence and no one bothering with driving instruction or tests.
Global Road Deaths - Altea Ego
Are we bothered? this affects us in what way?

UK deaths are low, and staying low.

These figures are being bandied around in the uk to batter us over the head about road safety *AGAIN* And hence greater regulation of the motorist.
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Global Road Deaths - Dalglish
Are we bothered? this affects us in what way?
These figures are being bandied around in the uk to batter us


agree. exactly as i see it. it is the usual tactic of pressure lobbies using overstated and/or unprovable guesses to make their point. they risk losing support for their cause from those with any brains, but gain publicity via lazy journos who can't see that they are being spoon-fed with rubbish.

Global Road Deaths - pdc {P}
They definately said 1.2 million per day on Radio 4, so I guess the report made a slip of the tongue given that the online articles state per annum.

It's eqivalent to losses to malaria apparantly.
Global Road Deaths - Hamsafar
More people die in their sleep, so they should ban beds?
I'm sick of these stupid stories in the news.
Global Road Deaths - Cliff Pope
I heard the BBC man say per DAY, but the person he was interviewing clearly said per YEAR. Funny that no correction was made. It rather spoiled the point of the article - a million odd per year doesn't sound very many, out of 8 billion.
 

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