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iRAP - Pedestrian Safety Tops the List in Costa Rica

22 February 2009

An assessment of 3,000km of highway in Costa Rica has identified opportunities to prevent nearly 15,000 deaths and injuries. The iRAP report was released at a recent Make Roads Safe campaign launch in Costa Rica.

It found that pedestrian footpaths and crossings offer outstanding potential to save lives in Costa Rica. Nationally, more than half (57%) of all road deaths are pedestrians. Overall, the countermeasures identified in the report could reduce the economic cost of crashes by US$1.2 billion over a 20 year period.