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[Editorial] The USA’s dangerous driving culture

July 4 is a time for celebration in the USA, but this day is also ranked the deadliest of the year for driving-related fatalities. On July 6, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on motor vehicle deaths in the USA compared with 19 other high-income countries including the UK. They analysed data compiled by WHO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on crash deaths in 2000 and 2013. On a positive note, the death rate from crashes in 2013 in the USA was 31% lower than the rate in 2000.

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