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Death on Wheels

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The world's most pressing public health crisis isn't AIDS or Ebola or tuberculosis—it's the soaring number of motorcycle fatalities in the developing world. Over the next decade, motorcycle crashes are on course to claim more lives in Asia and Africa than HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

“On an official level, governments pay lip service to making roads safer and the need to accommodate the growing number of motorcycles, but they appear to view the body count as an unavoidable cost of economic progress,” writes Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley in a feature story for Foreign Policy.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:27
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