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Collision Course

Life 6 - Collision Course
Road traffic accidents are now the second leading cause of death among young people - with young men most at risk. Nearly three times more young men than young women are killed or injured on roads every year. Globally, 1.2 million people are killed on roads every year and up to 50 million more are injured and remain disabled for life.

Around 85% of deaths from road traffic crashes occur in developing countries, costing them between 1-1.5% of their annual GNP. Without action, and with the growing number of cars on the roads in thriving new middle-income countries like India and Brazil, road deaths and disabilities are likely to rise still further.

Through the eyes of road campaigner Harman Sidhu, who is himself a paraplegic after a road crash, this special Life program looks at the current situation in both countries - and reviews what positive steps are being taken to confront this serious health issue.