24 Children Have Died in Road Accidents in Bulgaria Since the Beginning of 2018

Interior Minister Mladen Marinov opened a thematic conference on "Working together to make our roads safer - an improved model for road safety and good practice". He commented that, according to the World Health Organization, about 1.2 million people die each year in road accidents in the world, adding that if no urgent action is taken, by 2030, the deaths caused by road accidents will be the fifth major reason for death in the world, BNT reported.

Because of the work on improving the road safety, between 2000 and 2017, a 56% reduction in road deaths was achieved in Europe. Statistics also point to another fact - Bulgaria is among the Member States with the worst indicators of the number of killed and injured people in crashes.

Marinov noted that only from the beginning of 2018, in Bulgaria, died 24 children - one whole school class. He stressed that there are no quick and universal solutions, and according to him, only with the work between institutions, NGOs, and the civil sector these negative trends can be changed. Mladenov reminded that safety, besides everything, is also the right and responsibility of every citizen.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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