Every 6 seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world’s roads.
With 1.3 million road deaths each year this is a global epidemic comparable to Malaria or Tuberculosis. And like those killer diseases, road crashes prey on the young, the poor and the vulnerable.
260,000 children die and another 10 million are injured in road crashes every year
Road crashes are the leading global cause of death for young people aged 10-24, and by 2015 are predicted to be the leading cause of premature death and disability for children in developing countries aged 5 and above.