The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

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The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by RoadPeace in 1993. Since then it has been observed and promoted worldwide by several NGOs, including the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and its associated organizations. On 26 October 2005, the United Nations endorsed it as a global day to be observed every third Sunday in November each year, making it a major advocacy day for road traffic injury prevention. WHO and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration encourage governments and NGOs around the world to commemorate this day.

“This theme is based on Pillar 2 of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety – Safer roads and mobility. 

WDoR 2018 slogan: ”Roads have Stories”

  • 3,400people die on the road every day
  • More than 90% of road traffic deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
  • People aged between 15 and 44 years account for 48% of global road traffic deaths
  • More than 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.
  • Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.
  • Without sustained action, road traffic crashes are predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030.
  • 50%reduction of road traffic deaths & injuries by 2020 called for in SDG 3.6.

SOURCE OF INFO: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION


Annual Accidental TREND IN NEPAL 

S.N.

Fiscal Year

No.of Accident

Fatality

Serious Accident

Normal Accident

1.

049/50

1945

42

156

833

 2.

050/51

1987

83

145

851

 3.

051/52

2055

85

203

1028

 4.

052/53

 2272

 104

237

 1052

 5.

053/54

 2396

 72

230 

 1120

 6.

054/55

 2081

 82

206

945 

 7.

055/56

 2197

 98

264

1448 

 8.

056/57

 1875

75 

132 

1042 

 9.

057/58

 2055

 124

294

1294 

 10.

058/59

 2180

75 

190

1330 

 11.

059/60

2225 

180 

144 

1908 

 12.

060/61

3652

86 

471 

1894 

 13.

061/62

 3709

127 

 626

1697 

 14.

062/63

1989

83

459

1673

15.

063/064

2097

93

491

2179

16.

064/065

2211

120

611

2163

17.

065/066

2765

137

720

2448

18.

066/067

4104

146

748

3116

19.

067/068

4914

171

553

3632

20.

068/069

5096

148

396

3317

21.

069/070

4770 

 147

246 

3431 

22.

070/071

4672

143

229

3481

23.

071/072

4999

133

233

3643

  24.   072/073  5568  166   275   3901
  25. 073/074  5530 182  201   3914
26 074/075 6381 194 219 4333

Source: NEPAL POLICE 

 

Road Traffic Accident (RTA) or Massacre?

Bangkok Statement on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2018)

Countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to accelerate road safety measures

Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week 2017 8-14 May 2017 Save Lives: #SlowDown

Take action on road safety; prevent road injury, death across South-East Asia Region: WHO

 

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