Map Of The Day

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The interactive map shows the various rates of traffic deaths around the world:

The map is part of “Roads Kill,” a series of reported pieces on global traffic safety. Editor Tom Hundley notes that traffic fatalities around the world have reached 1.24 million per year and could triple by 2030. In the developing world, road accidents will soon overtake HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis to become the fifth leading cause of death. A number of countries are profiled individually as part of the project, including Egypt, where journalist Lauren Bohn writes that yearly traffic fatalities are roughly equal to the number who died in 2011 uprising and cost the country more than $1 billion per year.