Road crashes are one of the most serious problems of today's societies and are considered a public health issue. It is the first cause of death in the youngest and the eighth for all ages. Every year 1.35 million people die, about 3.700 people a day, 1 person every 23 seconds, in addition to the 50 million who get injured and permanently disabled. It is the greatest cause of disability, and yet it remains an almost invisible epidemic.
At this rate, and if nothing is done, it is estimated that by 2030, 500 million people will be dead or disabled in consequence of a road accident, the equivalent of 2/3 of the EU population. How can we, human, built a system that kills us? Can we accept it? No we can´t! It is time to act and to save lives!
We cannot talk about the future of mobility without have safety as a central issue.
The mobility model for the future has to be Clean, Sustainable, Connected and Automated but it has also to be Safe. Implementing self-explaining, forgiving and inclusive road infrastructures, for all, that not only serve people, but protect but protect their lives is an emergency.
All of society depends on mobility systems every day, and we can't feel at risk every day. Road safety and mobility safety must be the priority of an entire society: every life that is lost, every person that is seriously injured is a tragedy that can be avoided.
Join this session to find out more about road safety strategies to save lives!