Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015
This 15-page summary highlights a road safety analysis of 68 countries by the World Health Organization. The report serves as a benchmark for a United Nations effort to slash the number of traffic-related deaths and injuries 50% by 2020.
The UN plan urges emerging markets to implement measures identified internationally to make their roads safer. WHO is monitoring progress.
The report says the number of road deaths worldwide has plateaued since 2007 at about 1.3 million annually—about half involving pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists. WHO notes that road traffic fatalities rates per 100,000 people currently averages 17.4. But the death rate ranges from 26.6 in Africa to 9.3 in Europe.
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