Bad driving by transport companies has led to the deaths of hundreds of passengers. In fact, road accidents are one of Afghanistan’s leading causes of death, ranking behind war and heart disease, but well ahead of other major killers such as birth trauma, maternal mortality and various cancers.

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Insurgency, crime, disease lack of health care — citizens of Afghanistan face many dangers in their daily lives. But one of the major problems in urban centers is traffic: a large number of Afghans are injured or killed in car accidents every year.

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