Standards and consumer information: the winning formula for vehicle safety in the UN Decade of Action

Each year 1.3 million people are killed and up to 50 million injured in road crashes worldwide. By 2030 the World Health Organisation (WHO) forecasts that road crashes will become the fifth leading cause of death rising to 2.4 million per year. To try to avoid an inexorable rise in road injury the United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 with the goal to reduce the forecast level of fatalities in 2020 by 50% avoiding five million deaths and 50 million injuries. To support this aim the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) has prepared a Global Plan for the Decade based on the “safe system” approach; an integrated and holistic strategy that simultaneously promotes safer vehicles, safer roads and safer road users.


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  • Accession Number: 01528114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2014 10:00AM