Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pedestrians, cyclists among main road traffic crash victims

The first global assessment of road safety finds that almost half of the estimated 1.27 million people who die in road traffic crashes every year are pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. While progress has been made towards protecting people in cars, the needs of these vulnerable groups of road users are not being met.

The Global status report on road safety provides the first worldwide analysis of how well countries are implementing a number of effective road safety measures. These include limiting speed, reducing drink-driving, and increasing the use of seatbelts, child restraints and motorcycle helmets. Funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the report presents information from 178 countries, accounting for over 98% of the world’s population. It uses a standardized method that allows comparisons between countries to be made.

1 comment:

dnaattorney said...

I think we are all at fault for the accidents that happen. In some cases, the pedestrians aren't careful at all when crossing the street, and in other cases, the drivers are almost out of control when it comes to speed limit.