A Road Safety Decade - The Case for Action Presentation by Rita Cuypers A Decade of Action from Road Safety Seminar Wednesday 18 th June, Abu Dhabi, UAE. In 2006 the Commission for Global Road Safety chaired by Lord Robertson, (former NATO Secretary General) published the Make Roads Safe
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A Road Safety Decade - The Case for Action
Presentation by Rita Cuypers
A Decade of Action from Road Safety Seminar
Wednesday 18th June, Abu Dhabi, UAE
In 2006 the Commission for Global Road Safety
chaired by Lord Robertson, (former NATO
Secretary General) published the Make Roads Safe
report with three major proposals:
Petition presented to Ban Ki-moon
Moscow Ministerial Conference
19/20 November 2009
“New history on road safety will be written in Moscow on November 19-20 2009 at the First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, to be ensured by the presence of representatives of every country in the world”
“Come to Moscow to participate in History”
DALYS in Developing Countries (Children Age 5-14)
(DALYS = Disability Adjusted Life Years)
The Goal of a Decade of Action ... Saving 5 milion lives
The Goal of a Decade of Action ... Saving 5 million lives
The Goal for a Decade of Action...Saving 5 Million Lives
Implementing a Decade of Action
Safer Roads are a Key Priority
Today, more than 1 billion people in the world
have no access to roads. The World Bank and
the Regional Development Banks invest over
$4 billion per annum in road projects.
But road investment increases exposure to the
risk of road injuries unless a coherent action plan
for improved road design is also put in place.
The Make Road Safe Report’s 10% recommendation is based on World Bank internal guidelines (from 1979) suggesting that traffic safety funding should constitute 10 per cent of total road project costs, not to exceed US$ 10-12 million per project. If this was applied at least $400m would be available for road safety.
A target for the road safety input of infrastructure projects must also be supported by more systematic rating and assessment of the safety performance of the road network as shown by iRAP’s ‘Vaccines for Roads’ report.
Building Safer Roads is Cost Effective – Results of the iRAP pilots
Comparing Risk of Road Infrastructure – Relative fatality risk/km/year
What Could We Achieve in a Decade of Action?
Proposed Decade Action Plan
Five Pillars and Budget:
Building Management Capacity
Influencing Road Design
Influencing Vehicle Safety Design
Influencing Road User Behaviour
Improving Post Crash Care
Join Us...in calling for a Decade of Action
Thank You !