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Road accidents have become a major cause of death, causing roughly 7 deaths each day, not to mention tens of thousands of motorists, commuters and pedestrians who are injured. In the light of increasing road deaths and road accidents, the STC Class of ’82, a group of Old Thomians, have come forward with the goal of cycling around the country with a mission to create awareness on road safety, with the goal of giving back to the society.    Globally, a staggering 1.25 million persons die each year as a result of road accidents and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15–29.    90% of the world’s fatalities on roads occur in low and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately half of the world’s vehicles. Half of those dying on the world’s roads are ‘vulnerable road users’- pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Without action being taken, road traffic crashes are predicted to rise to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030.