MEASURING ROAD SAFETY PERFORMANCE THROUGH REGIONAL OBSERVATORY IN LATIN AMERICA

The epidemic of road injury in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries is rising at an alarming rate (40% increase in 2010 compared to 1990) and is now one of the leading causes of death among young adults as confirmed by recent global reports on road safety. Besides being a major public health burden, road injury also burdens the economy, costing Low and Middle-Income countries around 2% to 5% of their annual GDP.