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The World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention

International Award, 2004

Worldwide, an estimated 1.2 million people are killed in road crashes each year and as many as 50 million are injured. Projections indicate that these figures will increase by about 65% over the next 20 years unless there is new commitment to prevention.


Launched in April 2004 to mark World Health Day, The World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank drew public attention to this significant issue. Around the globe, hundreds of organizations hosted events to help raise awareness about road traffic injuries. For the first time in the history of the World Health Organization, World Health Day was devoted to road safety. The slogan for the day was "Road Safety is No Accident."