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Reported road accident deaths

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What you should know about this indicator

Road accidents are measured in terms of the number of persons injured and deaths due to road accidents, whether immediate or within 30 days of the accident, and excluding suicides involving the use of road motor vehicles. A road motor vehicle is a road vehicle fitted with an engine as the sole means of propulsion and one that is normally used to carry people or goods, or for towing, on the road. This includes buses, coaches, trolleys, tramways (streetcars) and road vehicles used to transport goods and to transport passengers. Road motor vehicles are attributed to the countries where they are registered, while deaths are attributed to the countries in which they occur.

Reported road accident deaths
Number of reported deaths due to road accidents.
Source
OECD (2023); OECD (2024) – with major processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
July 1, 2024
Next expected update
July 2025
Date range
1900–2022
Unit
deaths

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

Road accidents are measured in terms of the number of persons injured and deaths due to road accidents, whether immediate or within 30 days of the accident, and excluding suicides involving the use of road motor vehicles. A road motor vehicle is a road vehicle fitted with an engine as the sole means of propulsion and one that is normally used to carry people or goods, or for towing, on the road. This includes buses, coaches, trolleys, tramways (streetcars) and road vehicles used to transport goods and to transport passengers. Road motor vehicles are attributed to the countries where they are registered, while deaths are attributed to the countries in which they occur. This indicator is measured in number of accidents, number of persons, per million inhabitants and million vehicles.

Retrieved on
July 1, 2024
Citation
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OECD (2024), Road accidents (indicator). doi: 10.1787/2fe1b899-en (Accessed on 01 July 2024)

Passenger transport covers inland movement of passengers by rail and road, measured in passenger-kilometres for International Transport Forum (ITF) member countries. Data are collected from Ministries of Transport, national statistical offices and other institutions designated as the official data source.

Retrieved on
July 3, 2024
Citation
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OECD 2024, Annual passenger transport, Trends in the Transport Sector, https://data-explorer.oecd.org/vis?fs[0]=Topic%2C1%7CTransport%23TRA%23%7CAnnual%20transport%20trends%23TRA_ATT%23&pg=0&fc=Topic&bp=true&snb=6&df[ds]=dsDisseminateFinalDMZ&df[id]=DSD_TRENDS%40DF_TRENDSPASS&df[ag]=OECD.ITF&df[vs]=1.0, accessed on July 3rd, 2024.

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“Data Page: Reported road accident deaths”, part of the following publication: Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2021) - “Transport”. Data adapted from OECD. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/road-deaths-over-the-long-term [online resource]
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OECD (2023); OECD (2024) – with major processing by Our World in Data. “Reported road accident deaths” [dataset]. OECD, “Annual road fatalities, injured, injury crashes 2023”; OECD, “Annual passenger transport” [original data]. Retrieved July 14, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/road-deaths-over-the-long-term