Road Traffic Accidents in Cambodia

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Road Traffic Accidents in Cambodia

June 23, 2021

Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of death in Cambodia. An average of 5.4 people die every day from traffic accidents in Cambodia, making it the sixth leading cause of mortality, greater than all deaths from HIV/ AIDS. As a middle-income country Cambodia now faces the mortality and morbidity challenges that come with increased levels of prosperity.

Road traffic accidents impose a major economic burden. This report re-estimates the cost of road traffic accidents in Cambodia for the first time in 10 years and finds this to be $466.8 million for 2019, equivalent to 1.7% of annual GDP. Of this total cost, 88.8% is due to loss of life and associated lifetime earnings.