Road Traffic Injuries

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

Introduction: 

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.