What Accounts for the Fluctuations in Fatal Traffic Accidents in Russia?

Razvodovsky YE

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).