Global Status Report on Road Safety

According to the Global Status Report on Road Safety, 1.24 million people are killed on the world’s roads each year and 90 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with an economic cost that can exceed total overseas aid flowing in.

Road traffic injuries are already the leading cause of death among youths and young adults between 15-24 years, ahead of malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis.

However, while the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved funding of over $23.7 billion, current committed funding for road safety is far below this.