European Road Safety Charter - Campaign 2012

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European Road Safety Charter - Campaign 2012

  • Road Safety is a major societal health issue. In 2011, more than 30,000 people died on the roads of the European Union. This is the equivalent of 205 Boeing 737s crashing and killing everyone on board
  • Young people are especially at risk. The leading cause of death for teenagers are road related accidents
  • For every death in Europe´s roads there is an estimate of 4 permanently disabling injuries such as brain damage or spinal cord damage, 8 serious injuries and 50 minor injuries
  • Something can be done! – Over 102 000 lives were saved through the EU´s 2001-2010 road safety programme
  • Between 2001 and 2010 the number of deaths on European Roads has been reduced by 43%

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year - to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world's roads, together with their families and many others also affected, as well as reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster