In developed countries accidents are the second highest cause of death after heart diseases and cancer, while in developing countries infectious diseases are still the most usual cause. In 9 of the 21 countries analysed, the proportion of accidents as cause of death to total deaths has dropped, while this proportion has continued to rise in 12 countries during the study period 1959/60-1975/76. At the beginning of the period, "other" accidents were a more common cause of death than traffic accidents, while at the end of this period the situation was reversed in 3 countries. In 17 of the 21 countries, fatal traffic accidents as a proportion of total fatal accidents rose during the period as a whole. In 9 industrialised countries there was a drop in fatal accidents. The number of fatal accidents has not kept pace with the rise in the number of vehicles. In 11 industrialised countries, there has been a drop in the proportion of traffic accidents. Most "other" accidents occur in the home and during leisure activities. Latest figures show that the proportion of traffic accidents is again rising after a minimum in 74/75. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Foersaekringsbranschens Serviceaktiebolag

    Strandvaegen 5B
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1980


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 5-7
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM