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A World Free of High Risk Roads

30 October 2010

New estimates argue that globally, we can prevent more than 1.7 million deaths and serious injuries per year from 2020 by targeting high risk roads with simple, affordable road improvements.

The estimates were presented by iRAP CEO, Rob McInerney, at the recent ARRB Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Mr McInerney said “It is a realistic goal that roads which carry the highest 10% of traffic in each country are made safe by 2020.”

The research suggests that an investment of US$16 billion on safe road infrastructure across 200,000km of roads in low-income countries during the Decade of Action could prevent more than 335,000 deaths and serious injuries a year from 2020. That equates to a cost of just US$2,500 per death and serious injury prevented.

More information about the simple, affordable road improvements is available here




 

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