Highway injuries: Our major health problem

Susan P. Baker

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Injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States from early childhood until about age 45. Motor vehicles kill more Americans age 1 to 34 than any other source of injury or disease. The death rate per million person miles of travel for car travel is about 200 times the rate for passengers on trains and about 350 times the rate for airline passengers. Motor vehicles also represent the largest single cause of occupational fatilities. What is needed is to direct to motor vehicle-related injury the attention and resources that are commensurate with the human losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHig Saf at the Crossroads
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872626741
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventHighway Saftey: At the Crossroads - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Mar 28 1988Mar 30 1988

Publication series

NameHig Saf at the Crossroads


OtherHighway Saftey: At the Crossroads
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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