Road Safety

Conteúdo atualizado em: 23/02/2023

Decade of action for road safety

By 2020, halve global road fatalities and injuries. Deaths from road traffic injuries have increased since 2000, reaching 1.25 million in 2013. The death rate due to road traffic injuries was 2.6 times higher in low-income countries (24.1 deaths per 100,000 population) than in high-income countries (9.2 deaths per 100,000 population), although there was a smaller number of vehicles in low-income countries.  (PAHO/WHO - free translation)


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Public Policies

"United Nations (UN) road safety legal instruments provide a strong foundation for countries to build domestic legal frameworks and systems that contribute to road safety and facilitate international road traffic. Key conventions should be transposed into national or regional legislation and systems to ensure their effective application, and thereafter be enforced through traffic police and inspection bodies." (PAHO/WHO)

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Substance Consumption

"Psychoactive drug use is an important and growing factor influencing the risk of a road traffic crash among drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Irrespective of the psychoactive drug consumed, the reaction time, information processing, perceptual-motor coordination, motor performance, attention, road racking,
and vehicle control are all affected".(PAHO/WHO)

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Post Accident Response

"Appropriate, integrated and coordinated care should be provided as soon as possible after a crash occurs.(1) Through emergency care systems, countries deliver post-crash response to those affected by road traffic injuries. (...) In addition to post-crash care, rehabilitation plays a key role in maximizing the benefits of care and minimizes the impact (physical and psychological) of injuries.(2)".(PAHO/WHO)

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