Chart of the Day: Change in Road Fatalities in Different Countries

Just a chart comparing the US “progress” on ending road fatalities against other countries. One of the things that makes per capita road deaths hard to compare for the US is our high rate of overall miles travelled. Fatalities measured against miles traveled (as opposed to population) makes the US seem safer.

That said, we haven’t been making that much progress, as is shown in this chart.

Of course, I’m really interested in pedestrian fatalities… Are there any charts out there depicting that statistic?


road fatilities change US


You can read the whole article here (and a follow up here too).

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.