Speaking at a special World Free of High Risk Roads event in London, Rob McInerney, iRAP CEO, launched the new report which shows that Star Ratings and Risk Maps have been now been produced on a combined 900,000km of roads across 70 countries.
The third edition of Vaccines for Roads helps to explain why road crashes remain one of the world’s most significant public health challenges. A sample of 250,000km of roads across 60 countries shows, for example, that 83% of roads where pedestrians are present and traffic flows at 40km/h or more don’t have formal footpaths. More than half the roads are rated just one or two stars out of five stars.
The new report highlights the vital role that road infrastructure will play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of halving the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020, and provides practical examples of how countries are making outstanding progress.