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Percentage of all vehicles and percentage of road user deaths for powered two wheelers (PTWs) and estimated national helmet wearing rates for each APEC member economy: (click on Economy name for more details)

Member Economy

Population in millions
(2007 estimation)a

PTWs as % of all vehicles

PTWs as % of road user deathsa

Helmet Wearing Rates (%)

Australia

20.74

4b

14.8

b

Brunei Darussalam

.39

4b

11.1

98b

Canada

32.88

3c

7.3

 

Chile

16.63

2c

2.6

100c

People's Republic of China

1,336.31

28.1b (all of China)

16 (Guangxi province only)b

Hong Kong, China

7.00

 

 

Indonesia

231.63

73

61.0

93e

Japan

127.97

14b

17.6

a

Republic of Korea

48.22

10b

20.7

85a

Malaysia

26.57

47b

58.0

90 (drivers)
70 (passengers)b

Mexico

106.53

3c

5.5

c

New Zealand

4.18

3b

9.0

b

Papua New Guinea

6.33

2b

0.0

b

Peru

27.90

c

The Republic of the Philippines

87.96

48b

34

34b

The Russian Federation

142.50

8d

2.1

 

Singapore

4.44

17b

47.7

56b

Chinese Taipei

26f

13 million in 2006, 356 vehicles per sq kmf

 

 

Thailand

63.88

63

69.7

27e

United States of America

305.83

2.8g

11.3g

63h

Viet Nam

87.38

95b

59

85b

a Data from WHO, 2009a, except for economies People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, China and Chinese Taipei. Data for the Republic of the Philippines and Viet Nam taken from WHO2009b
b Data from WHO, 2009b
c Data from WHO, 2009c
d Data from WHO, 2009d
e WHO 2009e
f Best practice report, Nearly every 2 persons owns a motorcycle approx popn
g FHWA 2008
h NHTSA 2009: National Occupant Protection Use Survey in 2008 — use of DOT compliant helmets

 

 

 

 

Percentage of motorcycles against GDP
Percentage of motorcycles against GDP (click to view full-size image). Source data: WHO reports.

 

Powered Two Wheelers as a percentage of all road deaths
Powered two wheelers as a percentage of all road deaths (click to view full-size image). Source data: WHO reports.

 

 

Powered Two Wheelers as a percentage of all vehicles
Powered two wheelers as a percentage of all vehicles (click to view full-size image). Source data: WHO reports.

 

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