Violence and Injury Prevention

Road traffic injuries

Mixed traffic in New Delhi, India
WHO/ Tom Pietrasik

Nearly 3 400 people die on the world's roads every day. Tens of millions of people are injured or disabled every year. Children, pedestrians, cyclists and older people are among the most vulnerable of road users. WHO works with partners - governmental and nongovernmental - around the world to raise the profile of the preventability of road traffic injuries and promote good practices related to helmet and seat-belt wearing, not drinking and driving, not speeding and being visible in traffic.