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PARIS -- More than 1,000 young people each day die on the road, a toll that inflicts indescribable yet avoidable suffering as well as spiralling economic costs, a UN report released on Thursday said.
The message is made in a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) ahead of first UN "Global Road Safety Week," an event scheduled to start next Monday.
Every hour of every day, 40 youngsters die after being hit by traffic or involved in a collision, WHO Director General Margaret Chan said.
the chief solution "lies with what is perhaps one of the hardest things to change -- human behavior."