Drive On The road :Thinking about the Road Accident


We are manually drive car on the road always. But we think that any time may fall fatal accident. The statistics show that in the world more 1.24 million deaths occur annually this accident. It is also showing that the poorer countries are mainly victim of it. It will be clear to us if we see the statistics of Austria. In 1985 total road fatalities were 2,941 which is 32.3 per 100,000 motor vehicles. Again in 2011 the total road fatalities were 1,310 which is 5.5 per 100,000 motor vehicles (Wikipedia).

Although its rates downwards but it is not free of worry. It will be realized to everybody. This is the status of a developed country. So we can easily understand that the condition of underdeveloped countries. In this regard many organizations are working in the world. They tried to reduce the road accident. Behind it seems that overpopulation, more cars, less wide roads, driver’s carelessness or ignorance is mainly responsible.

In 2010, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, and for further global status reports on road safety to monitor the impact of the Decade at national and global levels.

Anish Verghese Koshy, President, Friends for Life, Bangalore, India Says “Our roads, which are meant to take us places, often become venues of loss and sources of sorrow. Friends for Life, India, appreciate and support the initiative WHO is taking to make the world a safer, more responsible place in which to live.”

So we should be aware of this serious matter.

Some more information in this matter is given bellow:

More than 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.

·        An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.

·        More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44
·        Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.

·        Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14.

·        Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world's roads, on average over 1,000 a day.

·        Road crashes cost low and middle-income countries USD $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance.

·        Over 90% of all road fatalities occur in low and middle-income countries, which have less than half of the world's vehicles.

·        Road crashes cost USD $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.

·        Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.


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