In many countries, unsatisfactory roads are contributors to poor social and economic development and are unsafe for the whole community.
Global Road Technology is committed to the United Nation’s initiative of “A Decade of Action” which aims to reduce road deaths by 50% in 2020. Presently, road traffic fatalities take 1.3 million lives per year and this is expected to increase to 1.9 million by 2020 unless urgent action is taken.
The World Health Organisation predicts road crashes will be the leading cause of premature death and disability for children aged 5 and above in low and middle income nations. Each year, 260,000 children die on the road and another one million are seriously injured, often permanently disabled.
This hidden road epidemic is a crisis for public health and governments globally.
Global Road Technology acknowledges the road injury crisis as a major humanitarian catastrophe and pledges to continue to support the UN’s worthy international cause.
November is the time when we remember those who have tragically lost their lives on the world’s roads. Observed on the third Sunday in November each year, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims gives recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and the plight of their loved ones, who must cope with the emotional and financial consequences of their loss.
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