Global status report on road safety 2018

Released today the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 by the World Health Organization. This report highlights ''that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million''. Also ''Drastic action is needed to put these measures in place to meet any future global target that might be set and save lives''. You can read in detail all of the country profiles and the report here:

In total in Greece the number of reported road traffic fatalities for 2016 were 824 but the WHO estimates road traffic fatalities for 2016 were 1026.

Specifically in Greece there is a very low use of rear seat belts at 23% with 11% of road user deaths being passengers of 4 wheeled cars and light vehicles. It is the law to use rear seat belts in Greece and it is there to protect all of of car users. The Road Safety Institute <<Panos Mylonas>> have launched a new awareness campaign in collaboration with Safer Roads Foundation (SRF) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. You can read more about the importance of rear seat belt use at the RSI <<Panos Mylonas>> website here.

Design and Editorial by Maclennan Ward Research.

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