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10 facts on global road safety

In Russia, young people holding 40km speed limit signs at the side of the road as part of “Life is more important than speed” campaign.
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Controlling speed reduces road traffic injuries

Only 47 countries, representing 13% of the world’ population, have laws that meet best practice on urban speed. This includes a national urban maximum speed limit of 50 km/h, andlocal authorities that have the power to reduce this limit, when necessary, to ensure safe speeds locally.

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