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22 September 2015

There are a number of challenges road safety advocates face in promoting policy and legislative change for improved road safety. The ongoing instability in Turkey as a result of regional security challenges and following general elections in June has had a huge impact on the Turkish Red Crescent’s ability to advocate for the passage of amendments to the Turkish Traffic Law to address critical exemptions in current seat-belt wearing mandates.

A grantee of the GRSP Global Advocacy and Grants Programme within the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, the Turkish Red Crescent (TRCS) and

22 September 2015

This year, Russian Red Cross (RRC), a grantee of the GRSP Global Advocacy and Grants Programme, has made significant progress in their efforts with the Russian government to strengthen child restraint regulations and in the Russian Federation.  

In April, the Presidential Human Rights Committee (HRC) became a key supporter of the RRC’s work, publishing an open letter on their website from the RRC to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The open letter called on the Ministry to domesticate technical regulations on child restraints approved by the Eurasian Customs Union.

17 September 2015

We share here an article link to part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, "What's Working: Sustainable Development Goals," in conjunction with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Huffington Post's What's Working SDG blog series will focus on one goal every weekday in September.

This post from Michael Bloomberg addresses Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Link to Huffington Post.

15 September 2015

Roads are essential to a business traveller's life, yet road crashes are one of the top five causes of medical evacuations led by International SOS. Different cultures, laws, customs and infrastructure can make every trip by road a risk - and being safer on the road isn't just about being a safer driver. Sometimes, the safest option is not to drive at all. If you don’t know the rules of the road, highway conditions, or local language, you may be better off arranging transportation with a trusted and vetted provider.

15 September 2015

Despite ever-improving prevention efforts, road crashes will continue to occur. Effective action in the immediate period after a crash, often called the 'Golden Hour', is critical in helping to reduce the severity of injuries and save the lives of road crash victims. In this context, the role of GRSP member the World Rescue Organization (WRO) is vital.

The ability to keep victims alive and reduce secondary injuries post-collision depends on getting the appropriate resources, people and equipment to the incident without delay, minimising time on scene and getting injured people to hospital as

9 September 2015

The call for abstracts for ICTTP2016: The Sixth International Conference on Traffic & Transport Psychology is now open. The abstract deadline is 9 November.

ICTTP2016 will be held 2-5 August 2016 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.

Held every four years, ICTTP has achieved a long-standing and highly-regarded reputation as the leading international gathering in the field of traffic and transport psychology. This will be the first time this conference has been held in the Southern Hemisphere, and only the second time outside of Europe.

ICTTP2016 is expected

8 September 2015

Africa Road Safety 2015 - Bridging the Road Safety Gap marked our 4th African event and was held in Lusaka, Zambia on September 2 and 3, 2015. The event put the focus on some of the serious gaps in road safety management in countries across the African continent, particularly in the sub-Saharan region.

The event welcomed just on 100 road safety experts, practitioners, representatives from local businesses and NGOs, journalists and senior government officials from all over the region and the world for a programme of informative presentations and participatory capacity building workshops.