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Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims7-8 May 2009Brussels, Belgium

Introduction of participating agencies


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Drive AliveSouth Africa

  • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media

  • National campaign for reflective school uniforms

  • Road safety education through theatre

  • Lobbied for raising penalties for drunken and reckless driving


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Mothers Against Drunk DrivingCanada

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media on dangers of drinking and driving

  • Victims services

  • Campaign 911 to report suspected drunk drivers

  • Lobbied for legislation for 0.00 BAC restriction for all drivers under 21 years of age


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No a Conducir EbrioMexico

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media on dangers of drinking and driving

  • Victims services

  • Supports citizen vigilance programme through alcohol checkpoints in Monterrey

  • Lobbied for legislation to establish 0.08 BAC limit and related fines and penalties


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Umma wa Wapanda BaiskeliTanzania

  • Advocacy towards cyclists and general public to promote cycling and cycling safety in Dar Es Salaam

  • Capacity building for cyclists to understand and advocate for their rights

  • Courses on cycling safety for school students

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials


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ConcienciaMexico

  • Weekly publication in current affairs in Guadalajara

  • Dedicated section on road traffic injury prevention

  • Addresses issues around legislation and corruption as relates to enforcement


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Youth Task ForceIndia

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media

  • Campaign to promote use of zebra crossings

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and related web site


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Hikmat Road Safety Jordan

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • Serves as link between private companies and local administrations to raise funds for targeted road safety projects around specific schools, residences and neighbourhoods

  • Supported preparation of national road safety strategy


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Laser International Senegal

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • Organizes sub-regional road safety fora in Africa

  • Hosts annual road safety film festival

  • Supported preparation of Senegal's national road safety plan


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German Road Safety CouncilGermany

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media

  • Develops tailored road safety programmes for children, the elderly, drivers, cyclists…

  • Contributes to harmonization of road safety efforts across various levels (local, state, national and European Union)


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Fondei Ma BoriNiger

  • Advocacy towards youth, teachers, taxi drivers and general public

  • Promotes and presented Youth Declaration for Road Safety to Prime Minister on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

  • Training young road safety advocates

  • Support youth in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal


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AmendUnited States

  • Supports a low-cost approach to programme development in Ghana and Tanzania

  • Primary school road safety instruction

  • Social marketing of reflectors for primary school children

  • Programme implementation and evaluation based on science and action


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Association for Safe International Road TravelUnited States

  • Advocacy towards diplomats, students abroad, tourists and general public

  • Created the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety

  • Lobbied Congress for resolution on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

  • Advises and partners with NGOs in developing countries


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Chariots of DestinyKenya

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media on road safety and accessible transport for people with spinal injuries

  • Victims services

  • Led Make Road Safe campaign with more than 10,000 signatories

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims


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Luchemos por la VidaArgentina

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media

  • Primary school road safety training

  • Lobbied for creation of a National Traffic Safety Agency and various traffic legislation

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials


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Prevencion de Accidentes de TraficoSpain

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media

  • Victims services

  • Implicated Head of State and Prime Minister in placing road safety on their agenda

  • Lobbied for various traffic legislation


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Responsible Young DriversBelgium

  • Advocacy towards young drivers and general public through various media

  • Peer to peer education in schools, nightclubs and around youth related events

  • European Night Without Accident

  • HEROES European network of young road safety advocates


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Association Nationale des Victimes de la RouteLuxemburg

  • Victims services

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media

  • Telephone help line for victims

  • Lobbied for legislation to establish 0.05 BAC limit and related fines and penalties


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Royal Society for the Prevention of AccidentsUnited Kingdom

  • Advocacy towards general public on the promotion of safety

  • In road safety, supports efforts to improve the standard of driving and riding

  • Supports at-work road safety initiatives

  • In 1981 lobbied for amendment to transport bill making seat-belt wearing compulsory


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Hellenic Association for Road Traffic Victim SupportGreece

  • Victims services

  • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media

  • Development of educational materials

  • Established local Road Safety Committee


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Global Transport Knowledge Partnership

  • Network of transport-related organizations, policy-makers, experts and others working to make effective use of international transport knowledge

  • Offers free access to sector experts

  • One stop shop for quality transport knowledge


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Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards

  • Award scheme hosted by HRH Prince Michael of Kent to recognize achievements and innovations in road safety since 1987

  • Awardees gain favourable publicity resulting in increases in investment by governments

  • Winning schemes often replicated in other countries


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South Africans Against Drunk DrivingSouth Africa

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media on dangers of drinking and driving

  • Offers responsible drinking and driving courses to university students

  • 2006 recipient of the Road Safety Achievement of the Year Award


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You Are What U DoGreece

  • Advocacy towards teachers and general public

  • Lobbied for conviction of Greece in European Court for illegally allowing installation of huge advertising posters

  • Organized mass movement against the construction of highways which do not meet international safety standards


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Campaign for Travellers Safety TrustTanzania

  • Advocacy towards public transport passengers, school children and general public through various media

  • Primary school road safety instruction

  • Sensitize public transport passengers on their rights, in particular in the event of a crash

  • Collect and disseminate information about road safety


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Asia Injury Prevention FoundationViet Nam

  • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media

  • Lobbied for 2007 helmet law leading to near universal use of helmets and a reduction of 12% in fatalities in 2008

  • Since 1999 distributed nearly 450,00 helmets to school children

  • Expanding operations to Cambodia and Thailand


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Al Mustadaama SustainabilityOman

  • Advocacy towards school children, university students and general public through various media

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials

  • Host of a multimedia Arabic/English web site, unique in the Arab world


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Project C.A.R.E.S.Philippines

  • Advocacy towards general public on range of safety, health and environmental issues

  • In road safety, supports self-sustaining community outreach activities

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims


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NAH Zorg Netherlands

  • Victims services agency with a national network of experts

  • Advocacy towards school students with victims as guest speakers in class rooms

  • Supports regional "cafes" where victims and families can share grief and plan future

  • Supported establishment of a "hotel" for victims and families


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European Transport Safety Council

  • Advocacy towards European Union and general public through identification and promotion of best practice

  • Lobbies for legislation, most recently the Infrastructure Safety Directive

  • Contributed to European Union Road Safety Action Programme with targets for 2020

  • Lobbies European Union for increased support to NGOs


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RoadPeaceUnited Kingdom

  • Victims services through helpline, guides on post crash legal procedures, and internet and road side memorials

  • Advocacy towards justice sector and general public through various media

  • Campaigned against requirement for four fatal crashes before fixed speed camera could be considered (2006)

  • Lobbied for inclusion of death and serious injury in careless driving charge (2008)


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AsotransitoVenezuela

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • Victims services

  • Primary school road safety instruction

  • Offered defensive driving courses to more than 500 drivers to date


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Road and Safety Association Poland

  • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media

  • Victims services, including providing equipment to first responders

  • "Road Accidents – Let's Talk" two-day national activity for students

  • Equipped medical rescue units with orthopaedic collars


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Safety AllianceNigeria

  • Advocacy towards school students and general public through various media

  • Partners with Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards to identify awardees

  • Lobbied for seat-belt and helmet laws

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials


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Association of Families of Road Traffic VictimsCroatia

  • Victims services

  • Advocacy towards school students and general public through various media

  • School road safety instruction

  • Created "New Approach to Road Safety" document, inspired by Vision Zero, and presented to Prime Minister, parliament and relevant ministers


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Safe Journey InstituteSlovenia

  • Advocacy towards school students and general public through various media

  • Victims services

  • School road safety instruction around specific risks

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Injuries


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Handicap International

  • Advocacy towards general public on range of disability issues

  • Victims services, in particular towards people with disabilities

  • In road safety, works in South-East Asia since 2000 on information systems, development and dissemination of educational materials, trauma care, and campaigns around specific risks


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Association for Safe International Road Travel Kenya

  • Advocacy towards school students, public transport passengers and general public through various media

  • Conducted study on ways to empower public transport passengers

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, in 2008 a nationally televised multi-sectoral event involving the former President and other sectors


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El-ElyonNigeria

  • Advocacy towards school students, unions of road transport owners and workers and general public through various media

  • School road safety instruction

  • Lobbies government on the need for road signs

  • Pioneered use of retro-reflective tape on all categories of vehicles in Nigeria


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European Cyclists' Federation

  • Advocacy towards cyclists and general public to promote cycling and cycling safety

  • Advocates for consideration of cyclists' needs in all aspects of transport planning and management, environment, safety and health

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials


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SecurouteCameroun

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media

  • Victims services

  • Lobbied for radars, alcohol checkpoints, speed bumps and other interventions

  • Supported adoption of national road safety strategy and five-year plan of action


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Vida UrgenteBrazil

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media

  • Mobilization of 15,000 volunteers in 27 Brazilian states since 1997

  • Peer to peer education in schools, nightclubs and around youth related events

  • Lobbied for banning of alcohol in convenience stores and petrol stations


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Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation Uruguay

  • Advocacy towards school children and general public on range of safety, health and development issues

  • In road safety, offers "Edu-Car" programme for school children

  • Lobbied with School Transport Union for three point seat-belts

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials


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ArriveSafeIndia

  • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media

  • Host of "Collision Course" documentary

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials, including "Your Child's Road Safety Handbook"

  • Recipient of Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 2006


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International Federation of Pedestrians

  • Advocacy towards pedestrians and general public to promote walking and pedestrian safety

  • An umbrella organization of national and local pedestrian organizations

  • Sensitize pedestrians on their rights

  • Active participant of Working Party on Road Safety of the UNECE


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johanna.beBelgium

  • Advocacy towards pedestrians and general public to promote walking and pedestrian safety

  • Emphasis on local initiatives, for public footpaths and right-of-way for pedestrians and cyclists and other improvements in infrastructure

  • Offers a web space for sharing information on ways to improve pedestrian safety


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Associazione Italiana Familiari e Vittime della StradaItaly

  • Victims services

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

  • Lobbied for greater justice for victims, leading to concrete changes in 2008


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Spanish Association for the Study of Spinal InjuriesSpain

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • Conducts original research on road traffic injury causes and consequences

  • "It Can Happen To You" prevention campaign and road show already known by 2,000,000 young people across Spain


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Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations

  • Advocacy towards motorcyclists and general public to promote riders' interests

  • Lobbying towards the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament and other groups

  • Works with European Standardization Committee to improve testing of road restraint systems (guardrails)

  • Co-organized with OECD first global meeting on motorcycle safety


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La Prévention Routière Internationale

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • Hosting of global and regional road safety congresses

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials, including road safety course for VAMOS Project (Volunteers Always on the Move for Road Safety) to build capacity of volunteer networks


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European Federation of Road Traffic Victims

  • Advocacy towards general public, in particular for rights and justice for victims

  • Represents victims at Working Party on Road Safety of the UNECE, European Transport Safety Commission, UN Road Safety Collaboration and other bodies

  • Conducted research on causes for decline in standard of living and quality of life for victims and families

  • Called for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims


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Families and Victims of Traffic Accidents Argentina

  • Advocacy towards general public, in particular for rights and justice for victims

  • Support passing of relevant legislation

  • Lobbied against installation of huge advertising posters on main street in Buenos Aires


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Prompt Assistance to Victims of Road AccidentsNigeria

  • Advocacy towards general public, in particular for prompt emergency trauma care

  • Offers first aid courses to date to 100,000 petrol station attendants and other road users in 100 locations

  • Organizes the award-winning "Carry First Aid Box" campaign, which supports national first aid policy


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Youth Association for Social AwarenessLebanon

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • Lobbies for new traffic law to replace outdated law enacted in 1960s

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials, including curriculum for driver education in Lebanon and Syria


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Gesellschaft fur Ursachenforschung bei VerkehrsunfallenGermany

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • Network of independent experts and scientists in the field of road safety and mobility generally

  • Specializes in crash analyses

  • Founded the first interdisciplinary congress on road safety in Germany, with experts from health, transport, law, psychology, technology and politics


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DignitasGermany

  • Victims services

  • Advocacy towards general public, in particular for improved legal response for victims including compensation

  • Lobbied for a range of road safety legislation, in particular for children and people with disabilities

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials


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Lacrima RutieraRomania

  • Advocacy towards general public

  • Lobbies for improvements in infrastructure and adoption and enforcement of legislation

  • Lobbies against corruption in granting of drivers licenses

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims


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Mothers Against Drunk DrivingUSA

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media on dangers of drinking and driving

  • Victims services

  • Lobbied legislation for 0.08 BAC limit signed in 2000

  • Since 2006 "Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving"


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Familiares y Amigos de las Victimas de la Tragedia de Santa Fe Argentina

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media and public figures, including musicians, actors, journalists and others

  • Supported creation of National Agency for Road Safety

  • Lobbied for a range of road safety legislation


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Ouders van Verongelukte Kinderen/ Fe Parents d'Enfants Victimes de la RouteBelgium

  • Victims services

  • Calls for creation of a long-term government policy for the humane treatment of road victims and their families

  • 2002 launch by the Belgian government of a 50% fatality reduction target over 10 years

  • 2007 launch by the Flemish government of Rondpunt


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Patronato Juan Angel Fe Mexico

  • Advocacy towards general public on range of safety and health issues

  • In road safety, lobbied for drinking and driving legislation in the State of Nuevo Leon

  • Supports creation of chapters of anti drinking and driving organizations in other States

  • Development and dissemination of educational materials


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Suat Ayöz Trafik Fe Mağdurları Derneği Turkey

  • Victims services

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media

  • Produced guide for victims with essential information on steps to take following a crash

  • Establishing a telephone help line for victims


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Vereniging Verkeersslachtoffers Fe Netherlands

  • Victims services

  • Advocacy towards general public through various media, in particular for improved response for victims from insurers

  • Celebrated 14th annual day of remembrance for victims

  • Supported development of a code of conduct for insurers


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Rondpunt Fe Belgium

  • Victims services

  • Improves attitudes, knowledge and cooperation on provision of services to victims and related facilities and procedures

  • Media campaign on consequences of road crashes

  • Web site and guide for victims on aftercare for victims


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Associação de Cidadãos Fe Auto-MobilizadosPortugal

  • Advocacy towards general public on rights and safety for all road users

  • Victims services

  • Campaign "Stop Black Spots on the Road"

  • Creation of Estrada Viva, network of 35 national injury prevention NGOs, and related International Coalition Against Road Trauma


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Ukranian Road Fe Safety Association Ukraine

  • Advocacy towards young drivers and general public through various media

  • Lobbies on a range of road safety legislation

  • Hosted two international roundtable discussions with many sectors issues drawing large media attention


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Traffic Accident Victims Net Fe Japan

  • Victims services, including counselling for victims by volunteer counsellors/attorneys

  • Works to improve the current system relating to traffic crimes

  • Advocates for reconsideration of the vehicle-centred society

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims


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Jane and Justice Foundation Fe

  • Advocacy through general public through various media

  • Supports government on its public campaigns in particular towards drivers of public transport vehicles

  • Provides first aid training to populations along highways

  • Marks dangerous spots on the roads


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Global Road Safety Partnership Fe

  • Partnership of governments, NGOs and private sector

  • Builds sustainable local partnerships to influence, plan, deliver and evaluate good practice initiatives

  • With FIA Foundation/WHO/World Bank, develops and supports uptake of road safety manuals through development of action plans, professional training and demonstration projects