Vientiane, 6 April 2017
As Lao New Year approaches, the time of festivities and merrymaking should not be marred with calamity. Refrain from driving when drinking alcohol, and don’t speed!
Every year, 337,000 people are killed in the Western Pacific Region as a result of road traffic crashes. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged 15–44 years, and 3 out of 4 road traffic death victims are males. Million more people like Mr. Khamsouk suffer non-fatal injuries, incurring a disability as a result of their injury.