Decade of Action for Road Safety

On May 10, 2011, in Advice, by Hyderabad ACS

Did you know that road accidents are the No. 1 cause of death for healthy Americans traveling abroad? According to USA Today’s analysis of State Department data, on average, one American traveler dies on a foreign road every 36 hours.

The U.S. Department of State is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other multilateral organizations, with foreign governments, with other U.S. Government agencies, and non-governmental organizations on a number of initiatives to advance international road safety.

May 11, 2011 marks the official launch date of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, which was adopted in the March 2010 UN General Assembly resolution on Global Road Safety. The goal of the Decade of Action is to raise awareness of the impacts of road crashes on public health throughout the world and to promote interventions to reduce road crashes by 50% by the Decade’s end in 2020.

For more information, visit WHO Decade of Action for Road Safety.

For traffic safety and road conditions in India, visit India Country Information on travel.state.gov

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