EU launches effort to cut road deaths

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BRUSSELS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A campaign to halve the number of people killed on EU roads to 20,000 a year was launched on Thursday with a call for car makers and transport companies to sign up to a new Europe-wide safety charter. The European Commission said about 40,000 people were killed each year in road accidents in European Union states. This compared with about 100 a year in airline disasters, according to EU data. A person was nearly 15 times more likely to die in an automobile ...

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