Health Authorities Adopt Strategy to Reduce Road Traffic Injuries

Health authorities from the region approved a new Plan of Action on Road Safety to reduce traffic injuries, the leading cause of death in children aged 5 to 14 and the second leading cause of death in the group aged 15 to 44.

The plan, approved during the 51st Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization, looks for countries to enact legislation on major risk factors, such as speed, alcohol consumption, and the use of seat belts, helmets, and child restraints.

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