Road Traffic Injuries

Authors: Abdulgafoor Bachani, Margie Peden, G. Gururaj, Robyn Norton, Adnan Hyder


Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the leading cause of unintentional injuries, accounting for the greatest proportion of deaths from unintentional injuries. They are the leading cause of injury-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). and they pose a significant economic and societal burden. Despite this burden, RTIs remain a largely neglected public health problem, especially in low- and-middle-income countries (LMICs), where urbanization and motorization are rapidly increasing.