Posts Tagged ‘Road accidents’
According to the Road Safety Balance published by the Directorate General of Traffic, these figures represent a reduction compared to 2009 from 8.7 percent in the number of accidents, 9.1 percent in the number of fatalities and 11 , 4 per cent in serious injuries.
It is beyond the objectives of the EU
The report says that road accidents has fallen for the seventh consecutive year, allowing Spain to overcome the ambitious EU target of reducing by 50 percent the number of deaths in late 2010.
Fewer deaths than in the days of “Tell Me”
Specifically, the last year there were 2,337 fewer deaths in 2001, representing a decrease of 57.5 percent and, what is most striking, 1,785 fewer deaths than in 1963 with a fleet of 1.7 million, compared the 31 million vehicles currently circulating on Spanish roads. Read the rest of this entry »
Each year nearly 1.3 million people and between 20 and 50 million more are injured as a result of road accidents. Over 90 percent of these deaths are concentrated in low income countries and middle, which accounts for less than half the worldwide fleet of vehicles.
Fifth leading cause of death in 2030
It is expected that the injuries caused by traffic accidents are the fifth leading cause of death worldwide by 2030 unless immediate action is taken. In fact, in some areas, deaths from traffic accidents are now the leading cause of death in the most economically productive age, ie the group between 15 and 44, and the second leading cause of death group between 5 and 14 years.
Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, the most vulnerable
Almost half of those who die as a result of traffic accidents are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, which highlights the need to pay more attention to those road users on road safety programs. Read the rest of this entry »