The Western Side of the equator Transport Activity 9 th Official Board of trustees Meeting Kingston, Jamaica August 23 r.

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The Western Half of the globe Transport Activity 9 th Official Board of trustees Meeting Kingston, Jamaica August 23 rd – 24 th 2006 Street Movement Wounds – Amazing Worldwide Emergency Paul Anthony Clemetson BSc, MBA Chief, Street Wellbeing Unit Service of Lodging, Transport, Water and Works
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The Western Hemisphere Transport Initiative 9 th Executive Committee Meeting Kingston, Jamaica August 23 rd – 24 th 2006 Road Traffic Injuries – Staggering Global Crisis Paul Anthony Clemetson BSc, MBA Director, Road Safety Unit Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water and Works

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Road Traffic Injuries—a advanced plague—slipping under the radar Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs) take pretty nearly 1.2 million lives every year -3,287 passings/day or -one demise at regular intervals 20-50 million individuals are truly harmed every year. - 15 or more genuine wounds/second or -more than 900 genuine wounds/moment Source: World Health Report 2004 . Diagram recreated from Jacobs G, Aeron-Thomas An, Astrop A. Assessing worldwide street fatalities. Crowthorne, Transport Research Laboratory, 2000 (TRL Report 445).

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Road Traffic Injuries – a Modern Plague For men matured 15-44 street activity wounds rank second (behind HIV/AIDS) as the main source of sudden passing and sick wellbeing around the world. 10 th driving reason for death comprehensively. Low and center wage nations represent more than 75% of worldwide passings from street car accidents. In charge of 2.2% of yearly worldwide passings.

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Viet Nam 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 Kenya 1,786 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 U.S. 3,181 66 Fatality rates are prominently higher in creating nations Fatalities per 10,000 Crashes Source: Reich MR, Nantulya V. Street Traffic Injuries in Developing Countries: Strategies for Prevention and Control. Displayed at the Road Traffic Injuries and Health Equity Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 10-12, 2002.

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Road movement fatalities (per 100,000) in the Americas, by level of danger

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Mortality rate per 100,000 inhabitanats 1990 - 2002 *Figure for 1998 is the normal of qualities for 1997 and 1999. Sources: Canada—Rates ascertained with fat. from Transport Canada and pop. from Statistics Canada (pop. for 1998 evaluated utilizing pattern as a part of rest of pop. figures); Mexico – INEGI (information introduced in Foro Nacional Sobre Accidentes de Trã¡nsito en Mã©xico ); United States – NHTSA and U.S. Authority of the Census.

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25.0 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 Mortality rate for each 100,000 inhabitanats 1990 - 2002 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2.9 10.8 16.2 12.5 14.6 Cayman Islands 18.5 17.7 17.8 15.6 14.7 13.6 14.6 13.9 11.4 12.9 13.8 15.5 14.8 Jamaica 15.5 16.4 17.2 17.1 17.5 16.4 14.8 16.2 16.3 14.4 14.6 Puerto Rico 15.9 14.3 16.1 16.5 15.6 17.4 15.8 14.3 14.1 17.1 Saint Lucia 10.1 12.0 10.2 10.8 11.2 10.1 Trinidad and Tobago

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Road Traffic Injuries in Latin America and the Caribbean are disturbing Latin America and the Caribbean have the most elevated RTI casualty rate of any district of the world (26.1 passings for every 100,000 occupants). This casualty rate is relied upon to climb 48% by 2020 so that the district is still anticipated to have the most noteworthy rate in 2020. Colombia’s crash death rate rose 237% between 1975-1998. El Salvador has the most noteworthy street activity casualty rate on the planet (42.4 passings for every 100,000 tenants) By 2002, demise rate from RTI in Latin America and the Caribbean is relied upon to surpass demise rate by HIV/AIDS Sources: The World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention , 2004; Kopits E and Cropper M. Movement fatalities and monetary development. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2003 (Policy Research Working Paper No. 3035).

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RTIs are a huge hindrance to advancement The immediate expense of street accidents was more or less US$518 in 2000 . By and large, crash expenses parallel 1-1.5% of creating nations’ yearly GDP. Accidents expense creating countries US$65 billion , and US$18.9 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean—more than twofold the measure of yearly improvement help the locale got. Source: Jacobs, Aeron-Thomas, and Astrop, 2000

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RTIs are a huge obstruction to advancement In Jamaica direct expenses of street collides with the wellbeing division was pretty nearly J $518 in 2002 . Taken a toll for every patient differed structure J$3,00 - $128,000 Cost to the Motor Vehicle Insurance Industry surpassed J$3 billion Source: Division of Health Promotion and Protection - MOH

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We ought to take in the lessons from AIDS The general wellbeing group neglected to react satisfactorily to the issue while it was developing quickly in creating countries. The world now confronts the most exceedingly terrible general wellbeing calamity it has seen We hazard committing the same error now in street security. The quantity of those slaughtered in accidents every year is as of now 42% of the number executed by HIV/AIDS. Next to no is being dedicated by the U.S. then again other created countries to street security in creating nations.

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Similar to HIV/AIDS Deaths from the RTI pandemic is expanding comprehensively The most elevated development rates are in creating nations Forecast for what\'s to come is inauspicious 83% expansion in fatalities in creating nations by 2020 RTI debilitate to turn into the #1 reason for unexpected passing in the locale.

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We must act now We must stretch out beyond this disease now - before the anticipated blast happens. We missed one of the most noticeably awful general wellbeing fiascos of our lifetime with AIDS. Will we miss another? “The greatest single disappointment in the battle against AIDS in the initial 15 years of the pandemic, was the inability to collaborate.” — Dr. Michael Merson, previous Dean, Yale School of Public Health We can\'t let what happened to the AIDS plague happen to street activity wounds.

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Some Imperatives Establish a dynamic, manageable territorial body to arrange and assess procedures and approaches for RTI diminishment Build nearby ability to address street wellbeing (drawing on multi-sectoral cooperation - common society, the private division and all important government areas) Build a system to share learning and create political will Develop and set up a typical information framework for sharing information and best practices Develop local and national arrangements and strategies upheld by Ministerial supports Sustain continuous endeavors to actualize provincial and national arranges and projects

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No time for carelessness “When you acknowledge any damage as unavoidable, you are making a course for failure.” cited by: Sir Don Berwick Every framework is consummately intended to deliver precisely the outcomes it produces (is that the motivation behind why RTIs are out of extent?) Let us make the will to succeed Use our hearts and our heads Act rapidly and intentionally Work cooperatively

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MINISTRY OF HOUSING, TRANSPORT, WATER & WORKS Road Safety Unit Contact Information Paul Anthony Clemetson, BSc, MBA 1876-960–8575 ; Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water & Works 1876-754-2584 - 90 Road Safety Unit 145 Maxfield Avenue Kingston 10,

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