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Who called the number of victims of road accidents over the past year

ВОЗ назвала количество жертв ДТП за минувший годEvery 24 seconds in a traffic accident killed one person.

Over the past year worldwide in road accidents killed about 1.35 million people. This is stated in the report on global road safety for 2018, which was published on Friday, December 7, the world health organization (who).

It is noted that in road accidents every 24 seconds life loses one person. More than a quarter of those victims are pedestrians and cyclists.

Most frequently in fatal accidents were young people aged five to 29 years.

“This is an unacceptably high price we pay for mobility of movement. Justification for the omission exists. We are talking about a problem that has proven solutions,” said CEO who Tedros Adhan, Ghebreyesus.

It is noted that taking into account the pace of global population growth and the continued motorization in General, you can talk about some stabilization of the trend of deaths in traffic accidents.

The who report gives a General assessment of the situation in the field of road safety in 178 countries.

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