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140 Nations Pledge to Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities

Positive Future #709 (Feature photo – Pedestrians – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Ethan Rose)

The most vulnerable people in the world on roadways are the pedestrians that must walk across and along them. Approximately 1.35 million people die each year. The World Health Organization proclaims that it is the leading cause of death for people aged 5 to 29.

Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, leaders from 140 countries met as part of an international road safety summit meeting. Over 1,700 delegates from six continents signed on to the initiative to eliminate traffic deaths. For some reason, the U.S. did not sign on, even though there are some 40,000 pedestrian fatalities every year (110 a day) You can read the full story here:

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