The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) claims that the effects of such incidents, spread across eight specific countries, are costing over USD($)20 billion every year.
The report, The Impact of Road Traffic Accidents with Child Victims, highlights the impact that traffic incidents with victims aged 0 to 17 have on each country’s economy and wider society, while at the same time examining measures to cut death rates in countries with differing levels of wealth.
An estimated 1,342 children’s lives could be saved, however, if the countries in question took measures including improving road infrastructures and running educational campaigns aimed at children. Properly regulated sanctions would also have a beneficial effect.
[+] Read More