News and Events
The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce that the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.
Countries successfully reducing road traffic deaths have done so by prioritizing safety when managing speed. Among the proven strategies to address speed include:
We're in Rome this week for a STRIDER road safety conference. The event, hosted by the Italian Police Senior Officers' Training College, will focus on distractions, drink and drug driving, their implications on road safety and on achieving the European 2020 casualty reduction targets. More than 70 delegates are expected to attend.