There is a phone call or a knock on the door that we all dread, in which we are told that a loved one
This report shows that the problem is getting worse. Deaths from road traffic crashes have increased to 1.35 million a year. That’s nearly 3 700 people dying on the world’s roads every day. Tens of millions more are injured or disabled every year, people who suffer life-altering injuries with long-
lasting effects. These losses take a huge toll on families and communities. The cost of emergency response, health care and human grief are immense.
There are many reasons for this trend: rapid urbanization, poor safety standards, lack of enforcement, people driving distracted or fatigued, others under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding and a failure to wear seat-belts or helmets.
Please find full report attached. WHO Global status report on road safety