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10 facts on global road safety

A “walking bus” in Odense, Denmark.
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Since 2007, 88 countries have reduced the number of road traffic deaths

This suggests that progress can be made if there is sufficient political commitment. However, in 87 countries the number of road traffic deaths has increased, while at the global level the number of deaths has remained stable. The pace of legislative change and enforcement need to be hastened and more attention paid to vulnerable road users to reduce the number of road traffic deaths.

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