Title

666 human cost of “motorcycle mass transit”: report of 9,000 fatalities from urban road injury surveillance in a developing country

Document Type

Article

Department

Surgery; Neurosurgery

Comments

Background Many of the burgeoning megacities in developing countries have witnessed poorly planned urban sprawls. The absence of a coherent mass public transport system encourages the acquisition of inexpensive motorcycles for commuting and this has distorted the traffic mix. In Karachi the proportion of motorcycles on the road has risen from 34% of registered vehicles to 55% over the past decade. We have sought to assess the impact of this on road use fatalities by analysis of data captured by ongoing road traffic injury surveillance based in 5 city hospitals.

Publication

BMJ