Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say new WHO report

Road safety is a major international health issue – every year an estimated 1.25 million people are killed on the world’s roads and up to 50 million people incur non-fatal injuries.

Reveals that roads with loud ambient noises are more prone to accidents

Excessive honking and loud noises on the road can cause accidents, a recent research has found.

The Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture submitted its report on the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on February 8, 2017. The Bill amends the Motor
Vehicles Act, 1988 and was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 9, 2016.

With over 1.24 million deaths and up to 50 million injuries every year on roads – over 90% of which happen in low and middle income countries (LMICs), road safety is now recognized as an urgent global problem often costing such countries between 3-5 % of their annual GDP and impeding their economic and social development.

India is committed to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities by 50 per cent by 2020. However, road safety levels have taken a serious hit with the country witnessing one of the highest growth rates of vehicles in the world and rapid urbanisation over the years.

It is even more disconcerting to know the road accidental deaths of young people in the productive age group, causing substantial loss of productivity to the nation.

Transport and Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Saturday exhorted people to respect road users and called for strong laws for road safety

Account for 32% of the total deaths in road accidents in city in 5 years

Pretoria — Road accidents are costing South Africa's economy R142.95 billion, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Kampala — Road accidents, HIV/Aids and maternal and newborn-related diseases top the list of causes for premature deaths among people in eastern Uganda, before reaching the country life expectancy

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