WHO publishes country profiles on road safety

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On 23 May, the World Health Organisation published country profiles on road safety. The profiles show that almost 85 000 people died from road crashes in the Region in 2013, of whom 39% were vulnerable road users (pedestrians, bicyclists and motor cyclists).


Road traffic injuries are the leading killer in children and young people aged 5–29 years. Despite an 8.1% overall reduction in deaths caused by road crashes between 2010 and 2013 in the Region, fatal incidents continue to increase in some countries. Greater policy efforts with safe systems approaches are needed to protect all road users.


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Source: WHO



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