The World Health Organization, FIA Foundation and Youths for Road Safety have been working together in building a new platform for the United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW). The fourth week takes place on 8-14 May 2017 with the tag line Save Lives #SlowDown. The week focuses on speed management and encourages people to take the pledge to #SlowDown.
Slowing down is very safe
We all want to arrive safely at our destination. By slowing down we make our roads safer for our children, families and friends.
Small changes, big results
Research shows that a 5% cut in average speed can result in a 30% reduction in the number of fatal road traffic crashes.
Speed up the solutions
When the world commits to #SlowDown and implements evidence based solutions, road traffic crashes will fall and we will save lives.
The website covers a great wealth of information and resources as to why drivers should #SlowDown. It also features an archive of the previous three Global Road Safety Weeks.
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We invite all researchers and road safety community to log on to the new website for the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week.
Original article adapted from YOURS-Youths for Road Safety