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3rd Africa Regional Seminar issues a challenge

29 August 2014

Cape Town was the host city for the Global Road Safety Partnership’s 3rd Africa Road Safety Seminar on August 12-13, dedicated to ‘Improving road safety for children in African cities’.

The seminar featured a strong line-up of expert regional and international speakers, with an opening keynote address from South African Minister for Transport, Dipuo Peters (pictured). During her passionate address, Minister Peters called for stronger support from the Ministry of Justice in the enforcement of traffic laws and the prosecution of offenders.

Improving road safety for children in African cities

5 August 2014

The facts are as compelling as they are alarming. Road traffic injury is the leading cause of death among those aged 15 to19, and the second leading cause of death for those aged 5 to 14. In addition to death, tens of millions of children each year require hospital care for non-fatal injuries as a result of road crashes, many of whom are left with some form of disability, often with life-long consequences. Sadly too, the Africa region is over-represented in all categories of road crash death and injury statistics.

To look at regional and global best practice in addressing this crisis, the

Save the Dates for Africa Road Safety 2014

2 April 2014

We are excited to inform the road safety community that we have confirmed dates for the 2014 GRSP AFRICA ROAD SAFETY SEMINAR:

Dates: 12-13 August, 2014
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

Theme: 'Safer Cities for Children'

This important event on the African road safety calendar will once again attract strong interest from key stakeholders including city planners, lead agency representatives, government, enforcement, private and civil sectors and will build upon the work of the 2012 and 2013 seminars.

Further details and registration details will be published here soon.

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