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CDC report shows more people die in car accidents in the U.S. than in other wealthy countries

A CDC Vital Signs report, that was issued by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, July 6, showed that there are a greater number of individuals who lose their lives each year in vehicular accidents in America as compared with other high-income countries.

In comparison with 19 other first-world countries, which have reported a decrease of an average of 56% in their motor vehicle death rate per capita over the past 13 years, the U.S. has the slowest decline with only 31%. To illustrate, vehicular death rates in the countries of Denmark and Spain have dropped 75.1% and 63.5%, respectively.

The statistics came from data collected by the World Health Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development during the period 2000 to 2013, cataloging accidents and fatalities that involved drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists.

The U.S. ranked first in vehicular fatalities per 100,000 people and per 10,000 registered vehicles, with the CDC calling it “a serious public health issue”.

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