More Political Will, Government Investment Needed To Reduce Road Deaths, Bloomberg Experts Say
Devex: Greater political will needed to help reduce road deaths, support Bloomberg Philanthropies work
“Greater political will is needed to reach the goal of halving road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020 and meeting one of the Sustainable Development Goals targets, according to experts at Bloomberg Philanthropies and Vital Strategies. Bloomberg Philanthropies has invested $259 million over the last decade to reduce road traffic accidents, which claim 1.3 million lives each year and cause 50 million injuries. But much of the onus still rests with cities, many of which have traditionally lacked strong data and policies to create safer road environments…” (Lieberman, 10/12).
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