Mental disorders and delivery motorcycle drivers (motoboys): A dangerous association
R.R. Kieling, C.M. Szobot, B. Matte, R.S. Coelho, C. Kieling, F. Pechansky, L.A. Rohde
Road traffic injuries are a major but neglected public health issue . Yearly, 1.2 million people worldwide die in traffic accidents, while 50 million more are injured. About 85% of the deaths and 90% of the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) caused by road traffic accidents in the world occur in low and middleincome countries (LAMIC) . Projections indicate that mortality will increase by about 65% around the world, and by as much as 80% in these countries over the next 20 years . As a result of emerging economies and increased urbanization, motorcycles are widely used in LAMIC as a mode of transportation. Fast speed, high maneuverability, and low cost have lead to an exponential growth in the number of circulating motorcycles .