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South Africa bottom of the class for road safety? Here’s why this isn’t true

By Lee Randall, post-doctoral research consultant, PRICELESS-SA, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand
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In an average year, 1.35 million people die on the world’s roads and another 50 million are seriously injured. Most (93%) of the deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries, and sub-Saharan Africa is the global hotspot in the road death pandemic. In South Africa 26 out of every 100,000 people die on the roads – far higher than the global…

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