How these Megatrends will affect your personal safety

Increasingly the world population will live in cities

According to the March 2011 Mc Kinsey study Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power of Cities, "We live in an urban world. Half of the world's population lives in cities.  Today 1.5 billion people or 22 percent of the world population live in 600 cities. By 2025, 25 percent of the global world population will live in 600 cities. In 2007 $ 30 trillion of GDP  was generated in these cities equivalent to more than half of the world GDP.  By 2025, $ 64 trillion of GDP or nearly 60% of world GDP will be generated in 600 cities. In 2007, 485 million households had an average per capita GDP of $20,000.  By 2025, 735 million households will live in these cities with an average per capita GDP of $32,000." For full article please access Source: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/urbanization/urban_world_cities_and_the_rise_of_the_consuming_class

 

 

 

Increasingly there will be more vehicles on the road

By 2035, the number of vehicles on the road worldwide will double to 1.7 billion. That's the latest forecast from the International Energy Agency. For a full report please access http://www.iea.org/

 

Increasingly engines need protection in city traffic

International Research has shown that 42% of drivers in city traffic experience increased level of stress.  Also your engine is subject to stress and your motor oil ages more quickly in city traffic. Research in Germany has shown that one out of every four cars on the road operates with motor oil which is not protecting the engine.  BIZOL Green Oil from Germany is the solution.

 

Increasingly traffic will have a negative effects on drivers' health

According to a September 2011 IBM Study Frustration Rising: IBM 2011 Commuters Pain Survey "a study of more than 8,000 drivers (approximately 400 per city), from 20 cities around the world from the world's top 65 in terms of size and economic activity:  Bangalore, Buonos Aires, Chicago, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Nairobi, New Dehli, New York City, Paris, Shenzhen, Singapore, Stockholm and Toronto.  The survey, among others, also looked at whether traffic had any subjective negative effects on respondents' health. 42% declared their stress level had increased; 35% reported more anger; 16% each, respiratory problems and less sleep; and 13% claimed to have been involved in some sort of traffic related accident".  Full study can be accessed at http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/35359.wss