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Bloomberg To Fund Road Safety Programs In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

News outlets report on Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that he will fund road safety initiatives in low- and middle-income countries.

Detroit News: Bloomberg donates $125 million for road safety
“Billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Monday he will donate $125 million over the next five years to help reduce the rising number of road deaths worldwide — especially in large cities in poorer nations around the world…” (Shepardson, 9/29).

Wall Street Journal: Bloomberg Funds Road Safety in World Cities
“Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new message for the developing world’s metropolises: make your roads safer. Mr. Bloomberg is expected to announce Monday that his philanthropic organization will spend $125 million during the next five years on programs to reduce traffic deaths and injuries in 10 cities in low- and middle-income countries…” (McKay, 9/28).

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