Around 3400 people lose their lives in road traffic crashes every day. For those who are left behind, road traffic crashes lead to a tremendous amount of pain and suffering and – in many settings around the world – to economic hardship. This video was produced to mark the launch of the Global status report on road safety 2013 on 14 March 2013 which presents information on road safety from 182 countries. The report highlights that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths remains unacceptably high at 1.24 million per year, legislation and enforcement are still inadequate, and pedestrians and cyclists need to be better protected. Made possible through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this is the second in a series of Global status reports.
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