FIA puts road safety at the top of its agenda

The FIA said it intended to act on the everyday level, particularly in developing countries, where the cost of injury and death can be higher for those affected, in particular the affordability and provision of healthcare.

updated: December 11, 2012 00:48 IST
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Doha: World motorsport's governing body on Monday put its quest for improved road safety on a par with the fight against some of the world's deadliest diseases, warning of a high price to pay if nothing was done.

The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, said reducing deaths and serious injuries on roads around the world was "one of the central priorities" of the body.

The FIA is not only the ruling body for the hugely popular sport of Formula One but also the umbrella group for the world's leading motoring organisations.

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