DETROIT – Rising car ownership has led to skyrocketing traffic fatality rates in South Korea and the Czech Republic, says a study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The fatality rates -- up 54% in South Korea and 18% in the Czech Republic -- are gleaned from the 28-country International Road Traffic Accident Database. The data spans a 21-year period beginning in 1980. These results are in stark contrast to an overall downward trend that ranges from a ...

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