Safety on the road is so important. You would be surprised by how many crashes are results of just not being smart on the road. A few tips to remember are stay off of your phone! You can wait to give the person a call back. If it is an emergency then you should pullover to a safe spot and take the call. Another rule is no texting a driving. You become so distracted when texting and driving at the same time. You basically are bound to crash. This one’s easy; obey the speed limit. Everybody knows not to speed, but going at too slow of a speed could cause a problem too. Always be on the defense. You never know what kind of driver you will come in contact with so always be aware of the people around you!
Annual Global Road Crash Statistics
Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.
An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.
More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.
Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.
Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14.
Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world’s roads, on average over 1,000 a day.
Over 90% of all road fatalities occur in low and middle-income countries, which have less than half of the world’s vehicles.
Road crashes cost USD $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.
Road crashes cost low and middle-income countries USD $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance.
Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.