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WHO global plan on road safety 2011-2020

The UN Road Safety Collaboration has developed a Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The Plan provides an overall framework for activities which may take place in the context of the Decade.
The categories of activities are:
1. building road safety management capacity;
2. improving the safety of road infrastructure and broader transport networks;
3. further developing the safety of vehicles;
5. enhancing the behaviour of road users; and
6. improving post-crash care.
Indicators have been developed to measure progress in each of these areas. Governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector and other stakeholders are invited to make use of the Plan as a guiding document for the events and activities they will support as part of the Decade.

WHO | 10 facts on global road safety

About 1.3 million people die each year on the world’s roads and between 20 and 50 million sustain non-fatal injuries. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among young people, aged between 15 and 44.

This fact file presents data from the Global status report on road safety. This is the first broad assessment of the road safety situation in 178 countries. The results show that road traffic injuries remain an important public health problem, particularly for low-income and middle-income countries, and that significantly more action is needed to make the world’s roads safer.