As a major public health issue, the global epidemic of road accident deaths and disabilities is increasingly being recognized. Access to facts is the first step to being educated about global road safety and to designing successful road safety interventions.
A mutual responsibility is road safety. Engagement and informed decision-making by government, industry, non-governmental organizations and international agencies is needed to reduce road risks. People from many different fields, including road engineers, motor vehicle designers, law enforcement officials, health practitioners, the media, educators, community organizations and individual road users, are also expected to participate.
Strong public awareness campaigns are important to raise awareness of the problem and inspire citizens and policymakers to take action, comply with current laws, and enact or change legislation that does not exist or is ineffective.
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infographic by: www.asirt.org