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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 59 countries, covering 39% of the world’s population (2.67 billion people), have implemented an urban speed limit of 50 km/h or less and allow local authorities to reduce these limits. A 5% cut in average speed can reduce the number of fatal crashes by as much as 30%.

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