Op-Ed: A second decade to fight a silent pandemic
October 28, 2021
As the world has been battling the deadly COVID-19 virus, another pandemic has continued to leave its own trail of devastation: road crashes. Although we know what the policies and practices are to prevent them, neither governments nor society have done enough to deal with this problem definitively. Every year 1.3 million people lose their lives in road crashes and tens of millions are injured. The vast majority of victims are in low- and middle-income countries and, tragically, the most affected are young people.