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Friday, May 17, 2013

WHO Global status report on road safety

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just published the

Global status report on road safety


The Global status report on road safety 2013 presents information on road safety from 182 countries, accounting for almost 99% of the world’s population. The report indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths remains unacceptably high at 1.24 million per year. Only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints.
This report serves as a baseline for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, declared by the UN General Assembly. Made possible through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this is the second in a series of Global status reports.

This information comes timely for the SEE Health Network and the Regional Cooperation Council who are in the process of developing the SEE 2020 Strategy.

You can find the full report on the following link: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/road_safety_status/2013/report/en/index.html