1.35 million people lose their lives while driving, cycling, or walking on the road every year. Another 50 million are seriously injured, and many are left permanently disabled as a result. The road safety crisis is an epidemic comparable to diseases such as Malaria, Tuberculosis or HIV. That's millions of lives shattered, and millions of families torn apart. Beyond the suffering, road safety fatalities and injuries pose a serious challenge to global development. Based on data from select countries, the loss of productivity that derives from road crashes costs our clients an estimated 7 to 22% of their GDP over a 24-year period. This video was created by Global Road Safety Facility to commemorate the UN Road Safety Leadership Event which took place in the World Bank Headquarters on May 6, 2019.