Hanover/Brussels -- Continental AG has signed the European Road Safety Charter. The goal of the Charter is to halve the number of fatalities on the roads of the European Union (EU) by the year 2010, in other words, a reduction to 25 000 from 50 000 in 2004.
With the signatures of ContinenÂtal's board executive Dr. Hans-Joachim Nikolin and the European Commission Vice PresiÂdent, Jacques Barrot, under the Charter, Continental AG commits itself to supporting this initiative.
In 2005 there were 41 600 traffic fatalities on the roads of the European Union and some 1.9 million injuries. Traffic accidents are the most common cause of hospitalization through age 55. The impact of traffic accidents on the national economies of the EU countries is pegged at Euro200 billion, or approximately 2 percent of the Gross National Product in the EU. In 2006, the number of traffic fatalities dropped 2400 to 39 200.
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Press release from Continental
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