A Comprehensive Approach for Road Safety – The Example of Germany

The infographic illustrating the comprehensive approach that Germany has taken as a response to sharply rising fatality rates since the 1950s is now available in Arabic language.

About 3,400 people die every day in road traffic accidents around the world and a further 50 million people are injured. Emerging economies and developing countries are particularly affected, with more than 90 percent of traffic-related deaths occurring. If current trends continue, road accidents will overtake HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis to become the world’s third most significant health hazard by 2030.

By launching the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, the UN has called the member states to improve road safety. This infographic illustrates the comprehensive approach that Germany has taken as a response to sharply rising fatality rates since the 1950s. Along with many other European countries, Germany has succeeded in reducing fatalities significantly – thanks to a bundle of measures that can be replicated elsewhere.

 

Road Safety Infographic

EN / CN / PT / Arabic