Road traffic accidents: An overview
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 2463-2467
AbstractRoad traffic injuries have emerged as a significant public health issue in many low and middle income countries in recent years. Approximately 1.3 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. In India, the number of road accidents in the city rose from 796 in 2020 to 874 in 2021.Road crash injury is common among the young aged population leading to premature deaths. Road traffic accidents can cause enormous morbidity and mortality. Road traffic accidents are a result of an interaction among different factors which include the environment, vehicle and the human being. Traditionally road traffic accidents were considered unpredictable, inevitable and not preventable. But road traffic accidents are indeed predictable and preventable in majority of the cases.This just requires the knowledge of factors contributing and leading to road traffic accidents. There are certain preventive measures which if adopted can lead to decrease in morbidity and mortality resulting from RTA.
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