1.3 million preventable deaths and an estimated 50 million injuries from road crashes are suffered globally each year. Without serious actions, road crashes are set to cause a further estimated 13–17 million deaths and 500 million injuries in the current decade.
UN Member States have adopted a mandate, through resolution 74/299 Improving Global Road Safety and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (target 3.6), to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030. We know what works to achieve this target: the interventions needed are set out in the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021–2030. Urgent action is required to implement these interventions to achieve the 2030 target and save lives.