Boss of F1 wants road deaths to be seen as ‘pandemic’

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 24, 2016
By: AFP, DAVOS, Switzerland
The head of Formula One’s ruling body, Jean Todt, on Friday said he was lobbying rich and powerful people to support his mission to have road accident deaths considered a “pandemic.”

Speaking to reporters at the annual gathering of policymakers and business moguls at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Todt said: “We need to get some visibility of this problem.”

About 1.25 million people are killed in road accidents each year, costing national governments more than US$500 billion.

The solution, the Frenchman said, can come through technology — cars in Europe have for years been equipped with ABS braking and other gadgets, which have helped reduce deaths.     [FULL  STORY]

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