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Bloomberg Philanthropies: new report concerning road safety in Latin America

12 June 2019

A new report commissioned by Bloomberg Philanthropies reveals that more than 25,000 Latin American lives could be saved and over 170,000 serious injuries prevented by 2030 if United Nations (UN) vehicle safety regulations were applied by four key countries in the region—Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Brazil.

RoadSafe partner, the UK-based Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) conducted the independent study, the aim of which was to estimate the potential for deaths and injuries prevented from adoption of the UN’s priority vehicle safety regulations, specifically:

  • Minimum standards for crashworthiness, i.e., regulations that help to protect occupants in front and side impact crashes
  • Electronic stability control for crash avoidance
  • Protection measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and bicyclists

The study’s findings are closely aligned with the policy recommendations adopted by the UN and consistent with Global New Car Assessment Programme’s (NCAP) recommended “Road Map 2020 for Safer Cars.”

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