The UN warns that, on average, someone is killed in a traffic accident every 23 seconds somewhere in the world. There are many reasons for this. For example, the vehicles sold in 80 percent of all countries do not even meet basic safety standards. In addition, there is insufficient legislation, inadequate infrastructure and poor road safety education. An urgent need for action exists.
Advanced airbag systems for occupants, front-end protection for pedestrians and advanced driver assistance systems such as Electronic Stability Control – vehice safety systems of this kind have already made a significant difference. When used consistently, they can help reduce the consequences of a serious accident. This is demonstrated by developments in Europe.