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Road Accidents Named the Biggest Killer of Young People Worldwide

8 October 2009

A recent study backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that road traffic accidents are the main cause of death in all 10-24 year olds, male and female combined. Beating suicide and violence for the top spot, road accidents are responsible for a staggering 10% of deaths of all young people today, making it a major concern for societies everywhere. A copy of the study can be seen here.

These startling figures reflect the need for a fundamental shift in the way road safety is managed today. In it’s third successful year, Road Safety Expo 09 will delve deep into the issues facing road safety today as well as deliver in-depth insight on the latest strategies and technologies that are making a real impact on the industry.

Adrian Walsh, Director of Roadsafe said: ‘This Expo comes at a most important time on the eve of the first global transport ministers’ conference where there will be a call for a decade of action to save five million lives across the world – with Britain aiming to be the best in the World, all professionals will need to be there to hear what technology can do to achieve this important goal and to learn about some of the world’s most innovative interventions’.

Featuring high-level presentations from industry leaders such as Transport for London (TfL) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSE), the Road Safety Expo 09 will form a crucial cornerstone in the understanding and improvement of contemporary road safety. Delegates will gain real knowledge and proven experience all the while making meaningful contacts in the industry.

The 3rd Annual Road Safety Expo will take place on the 11th & 12th November 2009 at the prestigious QE11 Conference Centre, London.

To secure your place, simply register online.

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