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The Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon supports the Decade of Action for Road Safety
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon supports the Decade of Action for Road Safety

 

Every day around the world 3,500 people leave home and never return because they have been suddenly, violently, killed in a road traffic crash.

Traffic fatalities are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030 if immediate action is not taken. However, the World Bank estimates that by 2020, more than 2.5 million lives could be saved, 37.5 million hospitalizations prevented, and 175 million injuries avoided, if the fatalities per vehicle rates in these countries were further reduced by 30 percent.

In March 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a "Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020."  This resolution was co-sponsored by more than 90 countries including Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. The Decade of Action for Road Safety's goal is to stabilize and then reduce the forecasted level of road traffic fatalities around the world by 2020.

During the Decade of Action for Road Safety, AIP Foundation is a leader in efforts to reduce the burden of this growing epidemic through the Global Helmet Vaccine Initiative.

For further information about how to get involved in the Decade of Action for Road Safety, please click here.

 


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