Travellers will find that the world is more dangerous than ever before, according to a new report that warns that some of the world`s busiest roads have become a little too dangerous for a few million people.
The report from the World Travel Association (WTA) warned that in many parts of the globe the roads that are supposed to be safe are not, particularly in China and India, where drivers have been caught deliberately running down pedestrians and trampling on other vehicles.
“The safest travel routes in many countries are not the safest routes,” WTA chairman Richard Thompson said in a statement.
“In many countries, drivers are too dangerous to travel on their own.”
The WTA said it was working with governments, businesses and other organisations to ensure safety.
“The world is now entering a period of intense and extreme travel and travel restrictions are increasingly being imposed across the globe,” it said.
“As a result, the roads are becoming unsafe for millions of people and we cannot avoid the consequences.”
Our work to reduce travel fatalities and serious injuries will not stop until we see a complete reversal of these trends.
Transport Minister Simon Coveney said that a road safety report would be released next month and that he hoped the government would take action. “
We have also begun to work with organisations that work to improve road conditions and to encourage them to adopt more safety-enhancing measures to encourage safer driving,” he said.
Transport Minister Simon Coveney said that a road safety report would be released next month and that he hoped the government would take action.
“Road safety is a matter of national interest and we will review the recommendations in this report to ensure that the road safety laws that we have are in line with international best practice,” he told the BBC.
Mr Covensey also promised to ensure a “robust” response to the pandemic.
“When a government takes a decision to make the road more dangerous, they should be prepared to follow through with it,” he added.
The WGA said there were 5 million deaths every year in the US alone, making it the most dangerous country in the world.
“It is not uncommon for drivers to intentionally run over or injure pedestrians and cyclists in this country,” the WPA said.
The group also highlighted the “massive” number of deaths that are caused by car crashes in the UK and elsewhere.
In the UK, it reported that the number of motor vehicle fatalities has increased by 27 per cent in the past decade, compared to the previous year.
“Despite the dramatic increase in the number and severity of collisions in the United Kingdom, this is still a relatively small number of crashes that kill or seriously injure people,” the report said.
It said that “many road fatalities have been caused by the driver not being attentive to a safe distance”.
The WPA also warned of the growing number of car accidents in the European Union.
According to the report, car crashes have more than doubled since 2008, with nearly 40,000 new injuries caused in Europe each year.