Traffic safety

France has shown impressive results with increasing road safety. It goes to show that by the government taking a very active role in safety can save thousands of lives.
Road Safety in France (pdf)

From FIA Foundation for the automobile and society

World report on road traffic injury prevention – WHO compares traffic accidents to war, where as the millions of people killed yearly is more then most wars

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/road_traffic/world_report/en/index.html