Death on the Roads Season
Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death by injury, the tenth-leading cause of all deaths and the ninth-leading contributor to the burden of disease world wide.
Each year 1.2 million men, women and children around the world lose their lives as a result of road traffic accidents.
Hundreds of thousands more are injured on our roads, some of whom become permanently disabled.
The World Health Organisation’s Road Safety Day on 7 April 2004 marks the start of a global campaign for road traffic injury prevention.
BBC World Service has responded with a season of high impact programmes aimed at prompting a global debate.
Click on the links to the left to access in-depth reports and analysis.
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