Millions of unsafe cars that do not meet UN Vehicle Safety Regulations continue to be sold in low and middle-income countries, where 90% of the total global road crash deaths occur.

Safer vehicles are urgently needed to help stop 1.25 million people dying and 50 million more being injured each year. The World Health Organization ranks traffic crashes as the 9th leading cause of death worldwide and predict it will rise to 7th place by 2030 without urgent action.

Consumers International and its members are calling on governments and manufacturers to implement the UN vehicle safety regulations immediately to ensure a minimum level of safety in all new cars.

LINK: Campaign resources for journalists - contact Tania Paschen (tpaschen@consint.org) if you are a journalist and would like to access these materials.

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