Road traffic fatalities take an "unacceptable toll"

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Globally, 1.2 million people die each year on the roads, taking an "unacceptable toll" on communities. That's according to a newly released report from the World Health Organization (WHO), which says that people in developing countries are disproportionately suffering from preventable deaths on the roads.

WHO's annual road safety report does offer some glimmer of hope however – the number of people killed in traffic accidents is stabilizing, despite the fact that there are more vehicles on the roads than ever.

Veronica Reeves has the story.

Duration: 2’26″

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