UN Sustainable Development GoalsGoal #3: Good health and well-being, and one of its targets focused on halving global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by 2020.
Autoliv Research estimates that 1.4 million people die as a result of road traffic crashes and as many as 50 million people are injured every year. According to WHO, road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among people aged 15-29. Low and middle-income countries are hit the hardest, with over 90% of global traffic deaths. Vulnerable road users – pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists – make up more than half of these fatalities. Road traffic injuries are currently estimated to be the eight-leading cause of death across all age groups globally and are predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. In addition to the grief and suffering they cause, road traffic crashes constitute an important public health and development problem with significant health and socioeconomic costs.
凯发登录Improving traffic safety requires global action and collaboration in several areas, including
- Strengthening traffic safety laws and standards globally to enforce safe behavior,
- Designing safe infrastructure, giving sufficient attention to the needs of the most vulnerable road users, and
- Improving vehicle safety