Road Safety Report from UNECE at Geneva Press Club

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Every day 1,3 Billion Children go to school … Every day 500 of them will not make it. This dramatic fact and that almost 1.3 million people are killed, and up to 50 million injured every year due to road traffic incidents was the topic of this Press Conference at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva.

In our TV report:

Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary, Under Secretary-General, UNECE

Jean Todt, FIA President and UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety (and Panel Chairman) former rally co-driver

In January Jean Todt and his delegation met even with Pope Francis.

Road Safety is a part of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. The target is to cut global road traffic deaths in half by 2020 .

An alarming reality is that 1 out of 4 car accidents in the US, name nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year, from accidents caused by texting while driving.

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