Plans to raise awareness as traffic accidents announced top cause of death

Traffic accidents are the top cause of death for people aged between 15 and 44 in Shanghai, and are listed as one of the major threats to local people’s health.
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A policeman teaches local children traffic rules and traffic signs.

Traffic accidents are the top cause of death for people aged between 15 and 44 in Shanghai, and are listed as one of the major threats to local people’s health, officials said today at the 11th Healthy Life Style Promotion Day.

Road traffic safety is the theme of this year’s event, and educational pamphlets on traffic safety knowledge will be handed out to each local family from now until November to raise awareness.

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Residents are given educational pamphlets on road traffic safety during the event today.

Traffic safety has been included in the Health Shanghai 2030 plan, which plans to drop the mortality of road traffic accidents per 10,000 cars by 30 percent by 2030, officials from Shanghai Health Enhancement Commission said.

Traffic accidents kill 1.25 million people every year worldwide and are the leading killer of children below 17 years of age in China.

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