States think road deaths are “price to pay” for growth: WHO

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One in three road fatalities is caused by speeding, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest report for Road Safety Week 2017. Photo: WHO

Driving too fast contributes to one in three road traffic deaths globally, a fact that many countries believe is "the price to pay for development", UN health experts said on Monday.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is promoting UN Global Road Safety Week from 8-14 May, only 47 countries have taken adequate steps to tackle the problem.

In addition to the economic rewards from safer roads, WHO's Dr Etienne Krug told Daniel Johnson that wider health benefits could be profound.

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