At least one person dies from road crashes in every 30 seconds that result in 1.25 million lives lost on the world’s roads each year. Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young adult ages 15 – 29, and about 500 children also lost their lives every day.
According to the national data on Road Crash Victims and Information System (RCVIS) 2015, there were 2,231 deaths and 5,450 severe injuries. The fatality rate per 100,000 population is 14.5 which is higher than neighboring countries such Vietnam and Lao PDR. In Cambodia, road crash deaths have doubled over the last ten years (2005 – 2015), and killed nine times more people than malaria, dengue fever, HIV/AIDS, and landmines combined.
Beyond thousands of fatalities, road crashes left life-altering injuries, permanent disabilities, suffering, and grief affected on mental and emotional health of victims and their loved ones.Without effective strategies and actions invest by multi-stakeholder partnership between government, civil society and the private sector, it is estimated that road crash fatalities will increase up to 3,200 by 2020.
- Fatalities: National target
- Fatalities: without additional action
- Fatalities: Reality
Phnom Penh, September 25, 2016