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Road crash victims remembered today

November 16 2008

According to the UN resolution, the third Sunday in November declared the World Day of Remembrance for road crash victims.

It is intended to draw attention to the sad fact: the world as a result of road accidents every day are killed 3,000 people and about 100,000 seriously injured. Most of the dead and injured - the youth.

The purpose of this day is to commemorate the victims of road accidents and to express my condolences to their families, as well as to remind States of the need to ensure road safety.

The UN estimates that every year, traffic accidents kill 1.2 million lives. Another 20 to 50 million different kinds of trauma. Over 50% of all deaths due to road traffic accidents account for the age group 15 to 44 years.

According to the forecasts of the World Health Organization, by 2020, injuries from road accidents could become the third leading cause of death or injury.

Among the main causes of accidents - speeding, alcohol use, lack of technical inspection of vehicles and equipment to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers, reports Pravda.Ru .

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