From 15 to 21 May 2023, various road safety institutions come together to promote Global Road Safety Week. This is the 7th road safety week, which is run by the United Nations. A key objective of Global Road Safety Week is to half road deaths globally by 50% by 2030.
Injuries from road collisions are a leading cause of death and disability around the globe. Some 1.35 million people globally are killed, and 50 million people are injured every year. For younger people aged 5-29 years, road deaths are the number one killer. A lot of these deaths occur in low-income countries.
Every 24 seconds, one person dies in a road collision somewhere around the world. That person could be someone’s mum, dad, son, daughter, brother, sister or friend. Education, training and awareness are key components in reducing needless deaths.
As a business, we wanted to contribute to UN Road Safety Week. We have produced a set of infographics which provide insight and information into road deaths and road death statistics from different parts of the world. Once we understand what is happening and where (and why), we are in a better position to set about making positive, lasting change.
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