Legislation is key to addressing road traffic death and injury

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Road safety

There were 1.2 million deaths worldwide from road traffic crashes in 2010, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

A new WHO report indicates that only 28 countries have comprehensive road safety laws on all five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports:

Duration: 3’25″

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