Essay On Road Traffic Safety

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Definition of Words • Road traffic safety: Road traffic safety refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured. Typical road users include pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, vehicle passengers, and passengers of on-road public transport (mainly buses and trams). • Road traffic accident: A vehicle that is moving along a roadway collides with another vehicle or object. • Fatal Road Traffic Injury: A victim died due to injuries sustained in the crash, irrespective of the time interval between the crash and death. • Road traffic death: according to WHO definition people who died up to 30 days after a crash as reported in official fatality figures gathered by police. • Disability-adjusted life year (DALY): is a measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill health, disability or early death. • Low- income countries: According to World Bank Atlas Method those countries with a growth national income per capita, of $1,025 or less in 2015. • Middle-income countries: According to World Bank Atlas Method those countries with a…show more content…
They are the leading cause of death among young people aged between 15 and 29 years, and cost governments approximately 3% of GDP (). Despite this massive – and largely preventable – human and economic toll, action to combat this global challenge has been insufficient. RTIs have enormous health, social and economic impacts on individuals, families, communities and nations. As well as the direct physical and psychological impact on those affected directly by RTIs, road crashes also place a heavy burden on those involved with the victims. Family, friends and communities of those affected directly by RTIs can also experience short- and long-term adverse social, physical and psychological outcomes
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