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20 November 2015

November 15 marked World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR). WDR remembers the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and the many others who are also affected by road crashes. This year, GRSP provided guidance to grantees of the Global Advocacy and Grants Programme, funded through the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, on strategic and innovative ways to leverage this global event to assist their advocacy campaigns.

In Russia, GRSP grantee Russian Red Cross (RRC) marked WDR by holding a high level meeting in

19 November 2015

On 11 November, 2015, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) launched a High Level Panel for Road Safety at the United Nations in New York with the support of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, marking a major step forward in global road safety.

Bringing together an unprecedented coalition of senior decision makers in policy, business and public health, the FIA’s High Level Panel engaged both the public and the private sectors to raise funding and political awareness in response to the road safety crisis, and to remobilize support for the goals of the Decade of Action and for the

19 November 2015

Film can be a powerful engagement tool, delivering compelling and relatable messages on any topic. Road safety is no exception, which is why the Laser International Foundation held the 1st European road safety film festival.

With more than 60 registered films, the festival offered a diverse and dynamic collection of films from right around the world.

18 November 2015

Ongoing professional development for traffic police is critical to updating skills and knowledge of best practice and emerging technology. In September, 150 traffic police from the Europe Caucasus Asia region took part in Train the Trainer (ToT) workshops to upskill in critical areas and to disseminate that training further in eight beneficiary countries—Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

The workshops provided skills development for traffic police in evidence-based, outcome-focused and data-led policing for mid-level traffic police

12 November 2015
As reported here recently, the 2015 Global Status Report on Road Safety has just been published and the data shows that whilst there are some positive signs, much more must be done to create a downturn in the 1.25 million people who are killed each year in road crashes.
With such confronting figures guiding our work, it is important that we never lose sight of the fact that with every number, there are many lives that have been forever changed.
9 November 2015

Everyday 500 children are killed their way to or from school. They are among the most vulnerable road users, and the risk of death and injury is unacceptably high. This year on ‘International Walk to School Day,’ on 7 October, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) released a new film, directed by Luc Besson, in support of road safety for children and the #SaveKidsLives campaign.

The film serves as an emotional and powerful wake-up call that action must be taken to address the dangers that children around the world must contend with every day just to get to and from school.

19 October 2015

The World Health Organization released today the Global status report on road safety 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries. This report, the 'go to' source of global road crash data and the measure of the Decade of Action for Global Road Safety 2011-2020, indicates that whilst worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths has plateaued at 1.25 million per year, we are still not seeing the progress needed to meet the goals of the Decade. The report again shows that the highest road traffic fatality rates are in low-income countries.

In the last three years, 17 countries have