TEN REASONS TO ACT

TEN REASONS TO ACT ON ROAD DEATHS

  1. Nearly 1.3 million people are killed on the world’s roads each year.
  2. Up to 50 million people are injured, and many remain disabled for life.
  3. 90% of casualties from road deaths occur in developing countries.
  4. Annual road traffic deaths are forecast to rise to 1.9 million people by 2020.
  5. Road traffic injuries are the number one cause of death for young people worldwide.
  6. By 2015 road traffic injuries will be the leading health burden for children over the age of five years in developing countries.
  7. The economic cost to developing countries is at least $100 billion a year.
  8. Road traffic injuries place an immense burden on hospitals and health systems generally.
  9. Road crashes are preventable.
  10. A global Action Plan includes practical measures which, if implemented, could save millions of lives.

(UN Decade of Action for Road Safety)

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