Table 4-7 - Motor Vehicle Fatalities in Selected Countries: 1980 and 1996

Table 4-7 - Motor Vehicle Fatalities in Selected Countries: 1980 and 1996

(Thousands)

Country 1980 1996
Australia 3.27 1.97
Austria 2.00 1.03
Belgium 2.40 1.36
Denmark 0.69 0.51
Egypt N a4.40
Finland 0.55 0.40
France 13.67 8.54
Hong Kong 0.46 0.26
Hungary 1.63 1.11
Iceland 0.03 0.01
Ireland 0.56 0.45
Israel 0.40 0.52
Japan 11.39 11.67
Kenya N b2.67
Korea, Republic of 6.45 10.09
Morocco c3.52 2.81
Netherlands 1.97 1.18
New Zealand 0.60 0.58
Norway 0.36 0.26
Oman c0.47 0.51
Portugal 2.94 2.08
Senegald 0.47 0.79
Spain 6.52 5.48
Sri Lanka 0.63 e1.92
Sweden 0.85 0.57
Switzerland 1.21 0.62
Taiwan c2.72 2.99
Turkey c6.19 5.43
United Kingdom 6.24 3.74
United States 51.10 42.07

a Data are for 1994.

b Data are for 1992.

c Data are for 1982.

d Data are for 1992 and 1995.

e Data are for 1995.

KEY: N = data are nonexistent; OECD = Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

NOTE: Not all countries adhere to the rule that counts deaths occurring within 30 days of an event; data for the United States and OECD countries are harmonized.

SOURCES: International Road Federation, World Road Statistics (Geneva, Switzerland: 1998).

National Safety Council, International Accident Facts (Itasca, IL: 1995).

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Road Traffic and Accident Database, 1998, available at www.bast.de/irtad.

U.S.Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1997 (Washington, DC: 1998).