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Accident

An accident is a traumatic experience and will likely leave you in a state of shock and possible Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) long after the event .

Hopefully you will never land up in an accident. This course is designed to help you do whatever you can to avoid one.

This section will give you practical advice on what to do in the event of an accident. Familiarize yourself with the sub-sections below:

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Safety Accident

🛈 Worldwide accident statistics

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic accidents are a significant global public health issue, with an estimated 1.35 million deaths occurring annually due to road traffic injuries. Here are some key statistics related to road accidents worldwide:

  • Over 90% of road traffic deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, despite these countries having only 60% of the world's vehicles.

  • Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among young people aged 5-29 years.

  • Male drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents than female drivers.

  • Motorcyclists and cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users, accounting for 28% of all road traffic deaths.

  • Approximately 50% of road traffic deaths worldwide involve vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.

  • Speeding is a contributing factor in around one-third of all road traffic fatalities.

  • Alcohol and drug use contribute to approximately 25% of all road traffic accidents.

  • Road traffic accidents are estimated to cost countries between 3-5% of their GDP, with low- and middle-income countries being particularly affected.

Efforts to reduce road traffic accidents globally include promoting road safety education, enforcing laws related to speeding, drunk driving, and seatbelt use, and improving road infrastructure and vehicle safety standards.

Increasing awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, such as using cell phones while driving, is also a crucial component of road safety.

Governments, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders are working to improve road safety and reduce the number of road traffic accidents worldwide.

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