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10 facts on global road safety

Motor cyclists wearing helmets in Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam.
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Wearing a good-quality helmet can reduce the risk of death from a road crash by 40%

Wearing a good-quality helmet can also reduce the risk of severe injury by over 70%. 90 countries, representing 77% of the world’s population, have a comprehensive helmet law covering all riders, all roads and all engine types, and apply a helmet standard.

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