The effect of the economy on Risky Driving
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Risky driving is a current social issue which afflicts societies, state governments and in many cases leads to morbidity when it comes to fatal traffic accidents. There are various categories of stakeholders that are affected both directly and indirectly such as governmental emergency services, people involved in road accidents, their families and lovely ones and insurance organizations. This study is mainly devoted to interpret the data collected in global scale, in European Union scale, and in regional scale by examining the paradigm of Greece. It will be examined the relationship between prosperity and traffic accident mortality in two dimensions; that is, firstly by comparing different countries for certain predetermined years, and in the second place, by investigating how an economic recession may influence the number of road accidents. The data utilized in this text are retrieved by official organizations: Eurostat, IMF, WHO, ELSTAT (Hellenic Statistical Authority) and World Bank.