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sexta-feira, outubro 28, 2005


27 October 2005 – Amid predictions that worldwide traffic deaths will soon outstrip the deadly scourge of AIDS, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to mark a yearly day of remembrance for road victims, and called on nations globally to improve road safety.

The third Sunday of November will be a day of remembrance for the 1.2 million people who die due to traffic accidents every year, the General Assembly agreed in a resolution passed on Wednesday.

Another 20 to 50 million people are injured every year as a result of speeding, the increasing use of cars and rapid urbanization, and death from motorist accidents is likely to surpass mortality from AIDS by the year 2020, predicted the World Health Organization (WHO).

UN General Assembly adopts traffic resolution amid dire mortality warnings.

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