Jeffrey Stern

Afghanistan: Why Are Traffic Accidents and Road Fatalities Underreported?

30 September 2013 | The Pulitzer Center

Afghanistan: Why Are Traffic Accidents and Road Fatalities Underreported?

I recently wrote that driving in places like Afghanistan is an exercise in a million close calls. Last week my driver was on the phone when we approached a large family unloading from a small car, and I saw a girl no more than four years old become fixated on something across the street. In an instant she took off running towards it, oblivious to traffic, and my driver, distracted and unable to see her anyway — she was that small, her head hardly above bumper level — had no idea.

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