Road Safety in the Western Pacific Region : Call for Action

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WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Publication date: 2009
Price: US $ 20
ISBN: 978 92 9061 449 4
Number of pages: 104

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Summary

In the Western Pacific Region, road crashes cause approximately 300 000 deaths (a quarter of the world's 1.2 million deaths). Many more are injured and permanently disabled. As most countries experience economic growth and motorization, road traffic injuries are expected to increase in the future.

This regional report on road safety, the first of its kind, assesses the road safety situation in Member States in the Region. The data should be put to good use by all concerned with road safety. There are enough opportunities to inspire us to take action.