"This report 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. This is the second in a Global status report series"
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Research; data collection; data analysis; Global picture; disability indicators and data; country profile; Enabling environments; road systems; transportation; Cross-cutting; awareness raising; Health; treatment and prevention; systems: leadership and governance; Politics government and economics; international cooperation; Development/ Humanitarian; development agencies; Education; formal education; risk factors; policy; injuries; government and politics
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