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Countries move to save more lives on roads

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, March 9 2020   /  02:08 am
Safety first: David Ward (right), president and chief executive officer of the Toward Zero Foundation, a charity working for a world free from road fatalities and serious injuries, briefs a delegate at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm from Feb. 19 to 20. The People’s Exhibition, held in parallel with the conference, showed the danger posed by global ignorance about road safety.(JP/Elly Burhaini Faizal)(right), president and chief executive officer of the Toward Zero Foundation, a charity working for a world free from road fatalities and serious injuries, briefs a delegate at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm from Feb. 19 to 20. The People’s Exhibition, held in parallel with the conference, showed the danger posed by global ignorance about road safety.(JP/Elly Burhaini Faizal)

Safety first: David Ward (right), president and chief executive officer of the Toward Zero Foundation, a charity working for a world free from road fatalities and serious injuries, briefs a delegate at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm from Feb. 19 to 20. The People’s Exhibition, held in parallel with the conference, showed the danger posed by global ignorance about road safety.(JP/Elly Burhaini Faizal)Traffic accidents contribute to a large percentage of deaths annually worldwide, with poor or little attention paid to road safety as the main cause. The Jakarta Post’s Elly Burhaini Faizal, who recently attended the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden, as a recipient of the 2020 Road Safety Reporting Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in cooperation with the World Health Organization, fi...