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Road Safety 2018-01-02T12:48:52+00:00

TEN REASONS TO ACT ON ROAD DEATHS

  1. Nearly 1.3 million people are killed on the world’s roads each year
  2. Up to 50 million people are injured, and many remain disabled for life
  3. Annual road traffic deaths are forecast to rise to 1.9 million people by 2020
  4. Road traffic injuries are the number one cause of death for young people worldwide
  5. By 2015 road traffic injuries will be the leading health burden for children over the age of five years in developing countries
  6. The economic cost to developing countries is at least $100 billion a year
  7. Road traffic injuries place an immense burden on hospitals and health systems generally
  8. Road crashes are preventable
  9. 90% of casualties from road deaths occur in developing countries
  10. A Global Action Plan includes practical measures which, if implemented, could save millions of lives
     (Source: FIA Foundation) 

The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 was launched on 28 May 2011 by the United Nations

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Yellow Ribbon Day was launched nationally in May 2012 to promote road safety, especially for those who work on the roads, and support those affected by road tragedy

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QUEENSLAND ROAD SAFETY WEEK

21 – 25 August 2017

Queensland Road Safety Week is a chance to “Speak up for road safety”

An initiative of the QLD Government, RACQ, MAIC and the event is proudly supported by QLD (CAAR-Q)

To remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected

Safer Vehicles Save Lives

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