Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Road accident deaths swell to 1.35 million each year: WHO

December 7, 2018   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

CTV News (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action.

The number of fatalities annually has swelled by around 100,000 in just three years, with road accidents now the leading killer of children and young people between the ages of five and 29, the UN health agency said in a new report.

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