UN Global Road Safety Week

This week (8 - 14 May 2017) is the fourth UN Global Safety Week! According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. 

Read the original article HERE.

Countries successfully reducing road traffic deaths have done so by prioritizing safety when managing speed. Among the proven strategies to address speed include:

  • Building or modifying roads to include features that calm traffic
  • Establishing speed limits to the function of each road
  • Enforcing speed limits
  • Installing in-vehicle technologies
  • Raising awareness about the dangers of speeding.

The campaign slogan, Save Lives: #SlowDown, seeks to increase the awareness of the dangers of speeding and ultimately generate action.