UN chief calls for traffic safety with one death every 24 seconds

United Nations Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres on Sunday known as for the safety of life at a time when visitors accidents kill a life each 24 seconds.

“Each 24 seconds a life is minimize quick due to a street visitors collision. The World Day of Remembrance for Street Visitors Victims is a time to mirror on the tragic deaths of thousands and thousands of individuals,” the highest UN official stated in a message for the world day.

This yr’s theme highlights the significance of lowering visitors speeds to forestall dying and critical damage – specifically of younger men and women at the beginning of their grownup lives, pedestrians and different weak street customers resembling kids, older individuals and individuals with disabilities.

“I urge each nation, firm and citizen to assist native and world efforts to make roads safer, particularly in low- and middle-income nations the place greater than 90 % of the world’s street fatalities happen,” stated Guterres.

“I additionally encourage all member states to accede to United Nations street security conventions and implement whole-of-society motion plans – and urge all donors to scale up much-needed monetary and technical contributions via the United Nations Street Security Fund.”

“As we stay up for subsequent yr’s high-level assembly of the UN Common Meeting to enhance street security, allow us to keep in mind that all of us has a task to play in preserving roads protected,” stated the secretary-general.

“Right now and day by day, allow us to decide to make roads safer for everybody, in every single place,” he stated.

The World Day of Remembrance for Street Visitors Victims takes place on the third Sunday in November yearly as the suitable acknowledgement of victims of street visitors crashes and their households. It was began by the British street crash sufferer charity, RoadPeace, in 1993 and was adopted by the UN Common Meeting in 2005.

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