About 65% of car crashes (more than 2 million per year in the pan-European
region) occur in towns, causing over 127,000 road deaths per year. Road crashes
result in death, injury and lifelong disability.
RTIs are a major, costly and largely avoidable public health problem.
Cost-effective preventive strategies for RTIs have been documented by WHO in
World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and in its European
Road Traffic Injury: a Public Health Perspective for Europe.
Such strategies need to be applied through multisectoral approaches, requiring: