Decade of action for road safety

Kondro, Wayne
April 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, pE268
Academic Journal
The article reports that the United Nations (UN) General Assembly has declared 2011 to 2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety and asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to create policies. It states that the declaration was made to reduce road traffic accidents, which is estimated to cause 1.3 million deaths and 50 million injuries annually. Furthermore, the draft action plan proposed by WHO in response to the November 2009 global ministerial conference on road safety is discussed.


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