Join the #SlowDown campaign

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THE Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week is held from May 8 to 14. The Week focuses on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic injuries and deaths.

Excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to one-third of the 1.25 million road deaths that occur around the world every year, according to the WHO. Up to 50% of drivers go over posted speed limits, estimates the agency.

Visit for ways to be part of the #SlowDown campaign.