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A business case for safer roads

28 February 2014

As an aid to making the case for the inclusion of Road Safety within the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, iRAP has produced a simple global analysis to help demonstrate that investments in safer roads can produce very high-returns. This tool can help you make the business case for safety in any country.

As readers will know road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people worldwide. On current trends, by 2030 road crashes will kill more people than malaria and tuberculosis combined and more than HIV/AIDS. Moreover, the number of people seriously injured in crashes is an order of magnitude greater than the number of people killed.

In launching this tool, Rob McInerney, CEO of iRAP said:   " HIV/AIDS and malaria were included as MDGs in 2000 and great progress has been made. The time is right for road safety to feature in the post-2015 SDG targets, and a draft results framework has already been developed. Now we need political support to make it a reality. Lives depend on it."


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