Road Traffic Injuries & Fatalities
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According to the World Health Organisation, road traffic injuries are the eighth most common cause of death globally — and the number one killer of people aged 5-35. This means that 1.35 million lives are lost each year.
The highest price we pay for car crashes is in the loss of human lives, however society also bears the brunt of the many costs associated with motor vehicle accidents.
And yet every one of these deaths can be reduced to fraction of it or prevented. From speeding and not wearing a seatbelt, to drink driving and texting at the wheel, there are certain behaviours that are common yet avoidable factors in crashes. That’s why #RespectLife public awareness campaigns have the power to transform behaviour and, in turn, save lives.
Don't Drink & Drive, Be Safe
Death or Loss of Life - Nobody can put a cost on the death of a loved one following a fatal car accident. The ripple effect on friends and family is immeasurable.
Medical Expenses - Dealing with the aftermath of an accident that includes such issues as pain and decreased quality of life — trips to the doctor, treatments and the like — can eat up an enormous amount of your time and money.
Legal Consequences - Road crashes have legal consequences. For instance, a criminal charge of driving without a license, drunken driving or culpable homicide may follow. Civil consequences may include claims for damage to property, or personal injury, and may arise whether there is a criminal charge or not.
Money on Car Repairs - Your car accident costs could be much higher for car damage alone. Don’t forget about alternative car arrangement or renting a car while yours is in the shop, too.
Distractions e.g. Driving & Texting, Be Safe
Alcohol-Related Crashes: this is people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes (any fatal crash involving a driver with a blood-alcohol content higher than prescribed limit.
Speeding: Speeding is a contributing factor in most fatal crashes. Red Light Running: There is overwhelmingly number of people a year dies or injured as a result of vehicles running red lights. About half of those deaths are pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles who are hit by red light runners.
Fatigue: Another contributing behaviour its fatigue, drivers reported having fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point in their journey.
Distracted Driving: focuses on distractions that are most likely to affect crash involvement such as dialing a cellphone or texting and being distracted by another person or an outside event.
It's time for #RespectLife public awareness campaigns. Be safe for you, your loved ones and the other person you may injure/kill.
With traffic accidents accounting for the most deaths across the globe, estimated that 1.35 million lives are lost each year.
It's time for #RespectMyLife public awareness campaign. Be safe for you, your loved ones and the other person you may injure/kill.