One-year progress update: Decade of Action for Road Safety
Everything and anything can be fixed except death Be careful not pass illegally
Road traffic deaths by type of road user
Other key data Worldwide vehicle ownership is forecast to double by Much of this growth will be in emerging markets. Road traffic injuries cost countries 1–3% of GDP. Only 15% of countries have comprehensive laws which address five key behavioural risks.
Prevention works Evolution of the number of annual road traffic deaths in metropolitan France,
Goal of the Decade To halt or reverse the predicted increase in road traffic fatalities around the world
Some future directions Additional, coordinated, multi-sectorial country support mechanisms More large scale evaluated interventions A few agreed priorities (e.g. legislative reform and enforcement) Vocal civil society Better informed media Inclusion of road safety in other agendas (e.g. Rio +20) Additional players
Now we need to move this campaign into high gear and steer our world to safer roads ahead. Together, we can save millions of lives." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon