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In countries where EASST works, across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, road deaths and injuries are having a profound and devastating impact. The WHO’s European Status Report on Road Safety in 2009 showed that all the countries in the European region with road fatality rates above the European average are located in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Baltics and the Balkans. Road casualties are a major concern for public health in the region, with road traffic injuries now a leading cause of death. The World Bank, in their 2009 report “Confronting Death on Wheels: Making Roads Safe in Europe and Central Asia,” points to the fact that road deaths are three times higher in these countries than in Western Europe, despite having smaller vehicle fleets. View further global road safety data.