- Without sustained action, road traffic crashes are predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030.
- Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.
- Nearly half of those dying on the worlds roads are (vulnerable road users): pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
- 90% of the world's fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately 54% of the world's vehicles.
- Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years.
- More than 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.
Every year the lives of more than 1.25 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. More than 140,000 people were killed on India's roads last year, according to figures released by the government. The total number of fatalities represent an increase of 4.6% on the previous year. More than half of the people killed in more than 500,000 road accidents last year were aged 15-34.
The number ofroad crash deathshave increased by 31% from 2007 to2017and that of fatalroad crasheshave increased by 25.6% in the same period.Road crashfatalities increased by 3% in the last one year (from 1,46,133 in 2015 to 1,50,785 in 2016) andaccidentseverity2 increased from 29.1 in 2015 to 31.4 in 2016
How health insurance helps you from health and financial risks
No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health insurance covers these costs and offers many other important benefits.
- Health insurance coversessential health benefitscritical to maintaining your health and treating illness and accidents
- Health insuranceprotects you from unexpected, high medical costs.
- Youpay less for covered in-network health care, even before you meet yourdeductible.
- You getfree preventive care, like vaccines, screenings, and some check-ups, even before you meet your deductible.
- If you have a Marketplace plan or otherqualifying health coverage, you do not have to paythe penalty that people without coverage must pay.