More than 1.2 million people die in road accidents and between 20 and 50 million people get injured every year around the globe. In Libya 50 000 people died in road accidents during the last forty years from 1969 to 2009. This unpleasant fact was revealed recently in the Global Status Report on Road Safety released in 2008 by the World Health Organization.
Weather conditions contribute beside many other factors in causing road accidents in Libya. Therefore, meteorological information has become important factors in road transport, once most benefits of meteorological information and meteorological services in transport sector are related to improved safety, better quality of service and improved efficiency of maintenance operations.
This paper highlights the standard meteorological services offered by the Libyan National Meteorological Centre (LNMC) to media and radio stations that may help and lead to reduce losses in both people and economy. >> Full text