Skip to content ↓

2020 changed everything. At Vital Strategies, we’re reimagining public health, working for a world where everyone, everywhere is protected by a strong public health system.

Road Safety

As COVID-19 emptied streets and highways, something unexpected happened—road deaths and injuries rose as drivers took to speeding, causing deadlier crashes. With much attention and resources turned to COVID-19, Vital Strategies worked to help our government partners adapt. We redoubled our work in 15 countries and 30 cities around the world to implement proven road safety interventions and save lives. Each year, road traffic crashes kill over 1.35 million people and injure as many as 50 million more. Most occur in low- and middle-income countries, and the vast majority are preventable tragedies.