NEW RELEASE - Reducing Global Road Traffic Tragedies
“No more empty commitments. No more delay. We are approaching five years into the Decade of Action for Road Safety. Road deaths are actually rising in nearly 70 countries. Where is the action? Where is the urgency?”
–Zoleka Mandela, FIA Foundation ambassador and road safety advocate. Opening speech at the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia on 18 November 2015
It is a global scandal that road traffic crashes in low- and middle-income countries have claimed over a million lives, and caused upwards of 20 million injuries, every year for over a decade. The United Nations and the World Health Organization have been unsuccessful in reducing this tragedy with a faulty and overly complex plan. They appear not to have understood what actions really produced the road traffic fatality reductions in the United States and Western Europe that took hold there in the 1970’s.
This book tells that story and provides recommendations of what to do now in low- and middle-income countries. No nation has been successful in reducing road traffic tragedy with the limited approach promoted by the UN/WHO. With a set of proven, realistic and relevant priorities, and with the right global leadership, road traffic deaths and injuries can be prevented as soon as action is taken.
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