140 countries pledged to eliminate traffic deaths – The U.S. did not.

United States Won't Sign Pledge to Eliminate Traffic Deaths - InsideHook

Each year 1.3 million people die around the world as a result of road accidents that’s 3,700 per day and the number of serious injuries is much higher.  David Brown says most world leaders are combining efforts to stop this happening.

 

Transportation leaders from 140 countries have agreed on an ambitious global target to completely eliminate traffic deaths.

This Stockholm Declaration, aims to reduce traffic fatalities by at least 50 percent over the next ten years, with the goal of eradicating roadway deaths and serious injuries by 2050.

All the countries in attendance endorsed the declaration except the U.S.

In a statement the US dissociate themselves from certain paragraphs that they say “muddle our focus and detract attention from data driven scientific policies and programs that have successfully reduced fatalities on roadways”.

The U.S.’s per-capita road fatality rate is higher than any other member of the OECD and US pedestrian deaths are currently the highest since 1988

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto