World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR)
Road traffic accidents represent one of the biggest human catastrophes. According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), every day more than 3,500 people die worldwide (an annual total of over 1,300,000) and 50 million are injured as a result of these types of accidents. Unless urgent measures are taken, by 2030 the injuries caused by these accidents will become the fifth largest cause of death overall and the main one among people aged between 15 and 29.
On the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims declared by the WHO, Fundación MAPFRE is joining in with this global tribute. The objective for 2020 is to reduce traffic accident deaths and injuries by 50%. This day is dedicated to the memory of the millions of people who have lost their lives or been injured in traffic accidents, but also to their families and communities, to the emergency services, police officers and professionals who work in this traumatic field on a daily basis.
They are accidents that could have been avoided, the consequences of which transcend generations. It is inconceivable to understand that kind of loss, and the anguish and pain is even greater when you realize that the majority of the victims are young people. Help us in our work to raise awareness about how we can change this. Together we can acknowledge the need to put an end to this social scourge.
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- Prevention and Road Safety