- In fact, the risk of death in road traffic is three times more in countries with lower income than those of high income countries.
- Death rates in road traffic in Africa are highest (26.6 per 100,000 population) and the lowest in Europe (9.3 per 100,000 population).
- Since the previous version of the report, the death rate of road traffic has decreased in three regions of the world – America, Europe and the Western Pacific.
- Diversity in road traffic deaths is also influenced by the type of user. At globally, the percentage of pedestrians and cyclists in road accidents was 26%, in this statistics, Africa for 44% and the eastern Mediterranean for 36% is responsible.
- Motorcycle riders and passengers share 28% of the total road accidents in road traffic, but in some areas this ratio is high, for example it is 43% in South East Asia and 36% in the Western Pacific.
About the report
- The WHO Global Position Report on Road Safety is released every two to three years, and acts as an important surveillance tool for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.
- Earlier this report was released in 2015.
- Global Position Report on Road Safety 2018 is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Other findings of the report
Compared to the previous report released in 2015, the other findings of the Global Position Report 2018 on Road Safety are as follows:
- 22 additional countries have amended their laws on one or more risk factors so that they can be implemented in the best way and to accommodate 1 billion additional people.
- In 46 countries representing 3 billion people, there is a law to set the speed limit, which is in line with best practice.
- There are currently 45 countries representing 2.3 billion people who have laws on drinking and drinking, which are in line with best practice.
- 49 countries that represent 2.7 billion people currently have laws on the use of helmets while riding motorcycles, it is also in line with the best practice.
- In 105 countries representing 5.3 billion people, there are currently laws on the use of seat belts that are in line with best practice.
- 33 countries representing 652 million people currently have laws on the use of child restraint systems which are aligned with best practice.
- At present, 114 countries have introduced some systematic evaluation or star rating of existing roads.
- Only 40 countries representing 1 billion people have applied at least 7 or all 8 priority standards to the UN vehicle safety standards.
- In order to activate the emergency care system, more than half the countries (62%) have a telephone number with full coverage in the country.
- A formal procedure is to train and certify pre-hospital care providers in 55% of the countries.
WHO Report and India
The deaths in road accidents in India can be assessed by the remarks of the Supreme Court, in which the Supreme Court has said that so many people in the country do not die on the border or in the terrorist attack as the roads die on the pits Are there. It is definitely unfortunate that people die like this.
- According to WHO estimates, the rate of death toll in road accidents in India is 22.6 per 100,000.
- According to the report, traffic accidents have decreased in cities of India and through the medium of media campaigns and strong enforcement, the number of people drinking and drinking in most cities has decreased.
- Despite this, 150,785 deaths occurred in road accidents in India in 2016. This trend shows that the number of deaths in road accidents has increased since 2007.
- India has established the most necessary rules for the protection of people, but these rules have failed to reduce the statistics of deaths on the roads.
- Therefore, in order to fulfill the commitments of sustainable development agenda 2030, the governments have an urgent need to increase their road safety efforts.
- In the report, India has been presented as an example for the implementation of the Seven or Eight Priority of United Nations Vehicle Safety Standards.
Source: WHO website and Down to Earth