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Brazil, third country with more deaths due to traffic accidents

Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil ranks third in the World Health Organization (WHO) list by country with the most deaths caused by traffic accidents, behind only India and China.

Just last year, Brazil recorded more than 600,000 road accidents, an average of 17 cases per day, according to the R7 website.

R7 mentioned the WHO list in a report telling about the death of three people and one injured when a car crashed into a wall in the early hours of Saturday morning in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The vehicle out of control stepped up the sidewalk and went straight into the wall. Three of the people in the car, a woman and two men, succumbed to the injuries.

The tragedy occurred on the eve of the so-called Yellow May, a campaign that reinforces the importance of actions to avoid lethal events in transportation.

The international movement aims to raise awareness to reduce traffic accidents.

Created by the National Road Safety Observatory, the campaign in Brazil aims to sensitize the society about the importance of adopting safer behaviors in traffic.

Luz Verde accompanies the theme of the current campaign (Peace in Traffic Begins with You) and highlights the educational actions recommended by the National Traffic Council to be developed throughout 2024.

According to the United Nations Global Plan, entitled Decade of Action for Traffic Safety 2021-2030, the goal is to reduce traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50 percent.

Globally, road crashes remain one of the leading causes of death, but every one of those lost lives and injuries is preventable.

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