Every thirty seconds, a person dies in a road accident. Every year, more than 50 million people are injured on the road. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these shocking statistics could double by 2030.
With more than 20 000 crashes a year, Thailand has the highest accident rate for motorcyclists in the world. With no safety measures, drivers without licenses, corrupt authorities, and some of the most dangerous roads on the planet, chaos reigns. Due to limited resources in Bangkok, some victims are never rescued. Taxi drivers are most at risk: Prayong has survived 3 awful accidents, and continues to drive even after having his arm amputated.
In Lebanon, more than 1000 people lose their lives on the road each year. At night, the streets of the capital are filled with the noises of high speed races. This is the main cause of death for young people, due to their love of speed and poor road security measures.
Developing countries are fighting a losing battle against reckless drivers, ineffective alcohol tests and dangerous roads.