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Global status report on road safety 2013 : supporting a decade of action.
20130503 ST [electronic version only]

Geneva, World Health Organization WHO, 2013, IX + 303 p., 46 ref. - ISBN 978-92-4-156456-4

Samenvatting The Global status report on road safety 2013 presents information on road safety from 182 countries, accounting for almost 99% of the world’s population. The report indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths remains unacceptably high at 1.24 million per year. Only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints. This report serves as a baseline for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, declared by the UN General Assembly. Made possible through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this is the second in a series of Global status reports. (Author/publisher)
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