Launch of UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020


Decade For Action For Road Safety 2011-2020

Most of us know someone who has been affected by a road crash, either by being injured themselves, or through suffering a bereavement or injury to a family member or friend.

Every day, around the world, 3,500 people leave home and never return because they have been suddenly, violently, killed in a road crash.

These tragic deaths and the misery and grief they cause are not inevitable. They can be prevented, if measures are taken by governments, police, health practitioners and all road users to improve safety.

The United Nations General Assembly has set the goal for the decade: “to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world” by 2020. Millions of deaths could potentially be prevented as a result.

The United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 is our opportunity to make our communities and streets safer wherever we live.