Global status report on road safety
Approximately 1.3 million people die each year on the world's roads, and between 20 and 50 million sustain non-fatal injuries. The Global status report on road safety is the first broad assessment of the road safety situation in 178 countries, using data drawn from a standardized survey. The results show that road traffic injuries remain an important public health problem, particularly for low-income and middle-income countries. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists make up almost half of those killed on the roads, highlighting the need for these road users to be given more attention in road safety programmes. The results suggest that in many countries road safety laws need to be made more comprehensive while enforcement should be strengthened. The Global status report on road safety results clearly show that significantly more action is needed to make the world's roads safer.
The French and Spanish version do not yet include the country profiles. The French version does not include the statistical annexes either, but as for now the statistical annexes can be found below as a separate chapter, the country profiles will be put online shortly.
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- French [pdf 561kb]
- Portuguese [pdf 577kb]
- Russian [pdf 589kb]
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Cover and front matter
Chapter 1: Background
Chapter 2: The need for a global assessment of road safety
Chapter 3: The state of road safety around the world
Chapter 4: Conclusions
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