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10 facts on global road safety

A “walking bus” in Odense, Denmark.

Vehicles sold in 80% of all countries worldwide fail to meet basic safety standards

The safety of vehicles plays a critical role both in averting crashes and reducing the likelihood of serious injury in the event of a crash. The UN World Forum for Harmonization provides 7 key regulations that help ensure safe vehicles but only 40 countries have adopted all 7 regulations, and 35 of these are high-income countries.

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