Road deaths 'costing world $500bn'

Russian president warns of cost of road accidents as summit on subject opens in Moscow.

    President Dmitry Medvedev says improving road safety should be treated with the same urgency as fighting the global recession.

    Moscow is hosting the first global ministerial conference on road safety in an attempt to help tackle a problem that Medvedev says is costing the global economy about $500bn a year.

    Neave Barker reports from the Russian capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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