As the Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has often faced challenges from bureaucracy when trying to improve traffic safety locally. His charity, however, has given $130 million in the last six years to governments around the world to improve traffic safety.
Thanks to Bloomberg Philanthropies, officers in Cambodia have Breathalyzer equipment. Cameras track speed in the streets of Egypt. The charity has paid for high capacity buses in Brazil and Mexico, and has financed bike lanes in Turkey. Traffic accidents are the fifth leading cause of death world-wide, and Michael Bloomberg is looking to change that. To read more about Michael Bloomberg and his philanthropic efforts, head over to our profile.