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[Graphic News] S. Korea’s traffic death rate high in OECD

Oct. 11, 2017 - 18:39 By Nam Kyung-don

The number of traffic-related deaths in South Korea has been on a steady decline, but still remains in the top level among member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to data compiled by Statistics Korea.

Based on the OECD’s criteria, the country’s death rate from traffic accidents reached 10 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, which is relatively high.

In 2014, Mexico recorded 15.7 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by Chile with 12.3, the United States with 12, Latvia with 11.9, Turkey with 10.3 and Japan with 3.7, the data showed.