More than 380,000 Deaths and Serious Injuries Could Be Prevented in Brazil if Basic UN Vehicle Regulations Were Adopted

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More than 380,000 Deaths and Serious Injuries Could Be Prevented in Brazil if Basic UN Vehicle Regulations Were Adopted

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 4:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

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Originally posted on GlobalNCAP.org.

A new report commissioned by Global NCAP has revealed that 34,000 Brazilian lives could be saved and 350,000 serious injuries prevented by 2030, if UN vehicle safety regulations were adopted and car manufacturers sought to achieve higher ratings in the Latin NCAP crash test programme.

Kelly Henning, Director of Public Health Programs, Bloomberg Philanthropy said,

“This important new report clearly identifies the life-saving road safety standards and technologies that should be adopted in Brazil and worldwide. Bloomberg Philanthropies provides funding for Latin NCAP to test vehicles each year and through our partnership, we’ve become convinced of the importance to apply vehicle standards in emerging markets. The Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety strongly supports Global NCAP’s policy timetable for spreading car safety standards and encourage all vehicle manufacturers to engage proactively with programs such as Latin NCAP, as well as urge governments to enact UN standards for vehicle safety.”

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Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Bloomberg | Global NCAP | Innovation & Technology | Research & Policy | vehicle safety

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

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