Other key data Worldwide vehicle ownership is forecast to double by 2020. 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, 1970-2009
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