n South African Medical Journal - The promotion of road safety by healthcare professionals in South Africa : editorial

Volume 103, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



South Africa (SA), as this issue of the will highlight, has one of the highest levels of death through injury in the world. We are (or have become) an extremely violent society and much of the injury we experience as a nation derives from interpersonal violence. However, another large component is accidental injury, and within the sphere of accidental injury, traffic death and injury levels in SA stand out internationally.

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