WHO -global plan for the decade of action for road safety
Every day, road traffic crashes claim nearly 3,500 lives and injure many thousands more.
The vast majority of those affected are young people in developing countries. Road traffic crashes are tragedies, tragedies that throw families into despair and poverty.
The situation is alarming, as are projections for the future. During recent decades, the yearly number of road traffic deaths has increased dramatically, and this trend is expected to continue.
The Decade of Action for Road Safety creates the political platform needed to scale up some well-defined measures. Evidence tells us that these measures work, and can save millions of lives.