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According to WHO, road traffic injuries are the eighth leading cause of death globally, and the leading cause of death among young people aged 15–29 years.1 Data from the European Road Safety Observatory in 2011 suggest that road traffic accidents in the member countries of the European Union (EU) annually claim around 34 000 lives and cause more than 1.1 million injuries, representing an estimated cost of 140 billion euros. Greece was second …
Contributors GM designed the study, collected and analysed the data, and prepared the manuscript. RM contributed to data analysis, interpretation and editing of the manuscript.
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