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Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death worldwide among young people aged 10-24 years. Each year nearly 400 000 people under 25 die on the world’s roads – on average more than 1000 a day.

It will become the fifth leading cause of death, passing HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to the World Health Organization’s most recent Global Burden of Disease study.


31 billion USD lost to the South African economy

About 40 people a day are killed on South African roads, R306 billion (about 31 billion USD) is lost to the economy and R15 billion is paid out to road accident victims each year.

Despite having what seems like the best road infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa, deadly accidents in South Africa occur almost every day and every minute. Most accidents seem to be the cause of drunken driving, Formula One-like driving, un-road worthy vehicles and disregard for the rule of the law, among others. Huge money is spent every year on campaigns (TV, outdoor, radio, print) calling for responsible driving and respect for traffic laws, but all this continues to fall on deaf ears. 

"At present road crashes are reportedly the leading causes of death among the 15-29 age groups,” said the South African Transport Minister in a statement.

By 2015, it is projected to be the leading cause of death in the 5-15 age groups, causing more deaths even higher than HIV and Malaria. Alcohol abuse causes half of these injuries and deaths.

Of course, it's not the 31 billion dollars that troubles us at KNPO, but all the lost human lives and injuries.


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Put Down The Phone When You're Walking!

You don’t have to be behind the wheel to risk your life and the lives of others while texting, texting while walking down the street can be deadly. A new study reports that a growing number of people who walk while talking or texting are ending up in the emergency room.

At the root of the problem is the fact that at a cognitive level, there's a lot more work involved in maintaining a cell phone call than you might think. In 2011, one research group reported that pedestrians on their mobile phones used as much brain power as people engaged in a somewhat complex spatial task. People in a crosswalk simulator reached the other side more quickly while doing a math problem, for instance, than while conversing on a cell phone.

US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is responding to the increase in deaths by combating “distracted walking,” which he describes as walking while texting, listening to music, or under the influence. Foxx’s efforts join one of America’s top cellular service providers, AT&T, and famed German filmmaker Werner Herzog., the film is called "From One Second to the Next,"