UNITED NATIONS – With more than 3,400 people losing their lives on the world’s roads every day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon marked the ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ with a strong call to scale up action to prevent these deaths.
“That means improving the quality and safety of roads and vehicles, preventing speeding and drunk driving, and vigorously promoting the use of seat belts, motorcycle helmets and child car seats,” the secretary general said in his message on the World Day, in which he also cited the need to focus on post crash response, as timely emergency care, better medical treatment, psychological support, and early rehabilitation for the injured can save lives and reduce disability.
He also expressed concerns over the failure of many countries to provide effective care for road traffic victims after crash, and failure to investigate crashes thoroughly and provide fair settlements for the injured.
"Around the world, there is awesome dissimilarity in access to crisis mind. Somewhere in the range of 90 for each penny of the world's street fatalities happen in low and center wage nations. It is evaluated that if crisis mind frameworks
for genuinely harmed patients in these nations could be raised to the levels of high performing countries, an expected 500,000 lives could be spared every year."
At long last, the Secretary General tended to the significance of accomplishing Sustainable Development Goal target 3.6 to decrease by 50 for each penny by 2020 the quantity of individuals murdered and harmed in street car accidents.
"On this World Day of Remembrance, to pay tribute to those killed and harmed every year, let us find a way to make our streets alright for all," he said.