Essay About Road Safety

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The level of road safety in a country is determined in terms of its traffic accident health-related consequences, i.e. as the number of injuries and fatalities due to traffic accidents[Field], 2013)According to the WHO’s global status report on road safety in 2015, over 1.2 million people die every year due to traffic accidents, making it the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups, which is expected to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030, and the number one cause of death among those aged 15-29. In addition, injuries in general, represent 12% of the global burden of disease (leading to almost 16,000 deaths every day around the world), and according to WHO data, deaths from road traffic injuries represent 25% of all deaths from injury a global public health concern and an…show more content…
However, no formal safety reviews were conducted in the country, but a road safety specialist who visited Lebanon in 2012 highlighted some of the issues in the Lebanese road network, such as inadequate street lighting, lack of road markings, poor control of land use on the highway leading to multiple access, and very poor facilities for pedestrians on the highway. Furthermore, according to Clovis Abi Nader, a senior traffic engineer, Lebanese roads are very poorly equipped, as the bad asphalt that is used, depreciates the quality of the tires faster, leading to the loss of the car’s stability and control of its driver. In addition, road marks disappear faster in time and crash barriers are not rehabilitated after accident damage, which is all due to the low quality of the material that the government provides in order to spend less and reduce its costs (Yasa,

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