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More Political Will, Urban Planning Needed To Stem Traffic-Related Injuries, Deaths, Report Says

Forbes: Death Toll On World’s Roads Grows, But Not Will To Stop It, New Report Finds
“… ‘Securing Safe Roads: The Politics of Change,’ released on Friday [by the Overseas Development Institute and partners], showed that it is the poorer sections of society that bear the brunt of traffic-related injuries and deaths, and that both politicians and the public tend to blame individual road users for collisions, rather than policymakers or planners. About 90 percent of the world’s traffic fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries, where urbanization is fastest, according to the World Health Organization…” (Mohn, 3/24).

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