What Accounts for the Fluctuations in Fatal Traffic Accidents in Russia?
|Grodno State Medical University, Belarus, Russia|
|*Corresponding Author :||Dr. Razvodovsky YE
Grodno State Medical University
80 Gorky Street, Grodno 230009, Belarus, Russia
Tel: + 375 0152 70 18 84
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received: March 02, 2016 Accepted: March 27, 2016 Published: March 31, 2016|
|Citation: Razvodovsky YE (2016) What Accounts for the Fluctuations in Fatal Traffic Accidents in Russia?. J Socialomics 5:159. doi:10.4172/2167-0358.1000159|
|Copyright: © 2016 Razvodovsky YE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Road traffic injuries are the eight leading cause of death globally and the leading cause of death for children and young adults . According to prognosis, the worldwide road traffic injuries rank among the causes of death will climb to the fifth place by 2030, resulting in an estimated 2.4 million fatalities each year. It is estimated that in the European Union 1.3 million road traffic accidents occur each year, resulting in 1.7 million injuries and over 40,000 deaths annually. The direct and indirect costs of these accidents sums up to 160 billion euro, equal to 2% of the gross national product of the European Union (EU).