Available online Jul 19, 2018.
[ Review ] Volume 24, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 169-174
Road traffic injuries are a major cause of trauma related morbidity and mortality in our modern society.They have
since been recognized as disease entities on their own, as well as a societal problem of serious public health
The aim of this review article is to promote the understanding of road traffic injuries as both a social burden and a
disease entity and to highlight suggested measures capable of curtailing the menace that these injuries pose to
A review of the literature on the subject of road traffic injuries as both a social problem and disease entity was
done. Historical perspectives, epidemiological information, causative factors and preventive measures were
extracted and presented.
Human factors contribute to 95% of road traffic accident. Current deaths from road traffic injuries account for
2.2% of the global mortality affecting all age groups. Health education and enforcement of legislation are key
measures in combating road traffic injuries.
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Volume 24 | Issue 2
Page Nos. 169-174
Online since Jul 12, 2018