Each year, over 1.35 million deaths, a quarter of pedestrians and cyclists


Elk jaar wereldwijd 1,35 miljoen verkeersdoden, kwart voetgangers en fietsers

Die every year according to the world health organization (WHO) worldwide, 1.35 million people through road traffic accidents. More than a quarter of all victims are pedestrians and cyclists, reports the WHO Friday.

“We pay an unacceptable price for our mobility,” says WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. In 2014 there were still ‘only’ 1.25 million fatalities.

More governments should, according to the organization’s advice into practice, such as speed limits, and enforce, a belt – and advertising bike helmets impose, safe foot and cycle paths to build, no alcohol behind the wheel to set safety standards for vehicles entering and effective controls to organize.

Especially in the poorest countries, the situation dramatically. In Europe the per 100.00 inhabitants, according to the statistics annual of 9.3 people in road accidents to life. In Africa there are to 26.6.

In more than a hundred countries, with a total of 5.3 billion inhabitants, is the wearing of seatbelts compulsory. By contrast, only 44 countries, with 2.3 billion inhabitants, effective laws against drunk driving. Child seats are only available in 33 countries, with 652 million inhabitants, obliged to, is the criticism to the WHO.