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Infographic: How cars are killing us (and where, and why)

A new infographic illustrates your odds of being killed in or by a car in different nations around the world.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor

The odds of being killed in a car are about 1 in 100.

But how do your odds change if you're in the United States, versus say, Bangladesh?

According to a new infographic by Infrastructurist, you're actually safer if you're in a richer country.

Yet just 10 nations are responsible for the majority of the world's traffic accident-related deaths -- including the U.S.

The infographic pulls several interesting statistics about traffic fatalities. For example, did you know that auto accidents are expected to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030?

That's ahead of diabetes, lung cancer and AIDS.

See the full infographic.

[via GOOD]

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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