News tagged with road safety

Over 270,000 pedestrians killed each year

More than 270,000 pedestrians are killed on the world's roads each year, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, slamming decades of neglect in favour of vehicle transportation.

May 02, 2013
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Road safety in megacities: Bikers, pedestrians beware

(Medical Xpress)—Rapid growth of large cities throughout the world is having enormous impact on traffic safety in urban areas, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Feb 07, 2013
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Study sounds warning on drinking and skiing

One in five people ski having consumed alcohol, and 29 percent of these hurtle down the piste over the legal limit for driving, an Austrian survey showed Thursday.

Mar 21, 2013
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Alcohol causes a quarter of Europe road deaths

Alcohol abuse is responsible for around a quarter of the 30,000 people who die in road accidents across the European Union every year, the bloc's drugs agency said in a report published on Friday.

Dec 15, 2012
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