Road Safety in development cooperation

It is estimated that road traffic injuries will kill and severely disable an increasing number of persons, by 2020 more people will die from road traffic injuries then hiv/Aids, and it is already the case for some age groups. Most of these road traffic fatalities occur in low-income countries where motorisation and urbanisation is rapid, and the demand for improved transport is enormous. Transport and road infrastructure investments is crucial for reducing and halfing poverty, yet we have to ensure that people are not killed at an increasing speed. Road traffic injuries can be prevented and Sida wants to address this issue in a more focused way then before, by highlighting road safety and international development cooperation, global partnerships, collaboration with Swedish road safety stakeholders and others, in this position paper.

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