May. 18, 2021
WHO MESSENGER MS MANDELA HAS ADDRESSED INCREASES IN ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AMONG YOUTHS .
Global Nobel peace prize winner and former freedom fighter and democratic South African president late Madiba Nelson Mandela,s granddaughter has spoken on behalf of children and youth of the world on the menace of road traffic accidents involving children and youths, on behalf of her work in Africa, the world and the world health organization.
Mandela who addressed international and global media outlets and their international editors and communicators, invited by the director-general of the world health organization, Dr G Tedros , joined Dr. Tedors to address the global public health issue of road traffic accidents and prevention measures.
The world health organization made it clear "This week marks UN Global Road Safety week and we are seeking to garner policy commitments at national and local levels to deliver 30 kilometer per hour speed limits in urban areas and generate local support for low-speed measures overall."
The world health organization put in context the situation of president global road traffic accidnet numbers in these words
Due to lockdowns and people working from home, mobility decreased in the pandemic.
This has led to fewer road crashes overall.
However, because people often drive at higher speeds when there is less traffic, the number of deaths did not decrease to the same degree.
When speeds are lowered, the risk of death and injury reduces exponentially.
This week marks UN Global Road Safety week and we are seeking to garner policy commitments at national and local levels to deliver 30 kilometer per hour speed limits in urban areas and generate local support for low-speed measures overall."
Mandela and the others are of the opinion that in fighting against global road traffic accidents, national cities in all global nations around the world should make policies limiting the speed of cars inside cities to 30m/hr.
Dr. Ntuba Akwo Thompson, international leader, and communicator certified professional and expert global health and development [USA]. Adviser of prime ministers and presidents