Global status report

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Decade of Action
Monday, 16 December 2013 12:51

The Decade of Action for Road Safety:

The chance of a lifetime

10 years.
It’s not a lot of time.
And we know how quickly it can pass.
Yet it is amazing what can be achieved in such a short period.

An infant can grow to become a sixth-grade student, capable of creating imaginative paintings, writing fantastic stories, learning new languages, calculating sums or performing great feats of athleticism — and walking him or herself to school. In another ten years, that child could be finishing school, joining the workforce, starting a new business, volunteering in the community and supporting the next generation of learners — and driving a motorcycle, car or heavy truck. In coming decades, he or she might raise a family, become a community leader, a business owner, a teacher, a worker — an elder capable of providing economic security and support for the upcoming generations.
For those of us who have been touched personally by the road safety crisis, we know that in a few seconds time, the achievement of decades — and the possibilities for future decades — can be erased, sending waves of loss through communities, businesses, schools and families. Yet we also have a choice to take preventative measures for protection, and as we move quickly into the Decade of Action for Road Safety, the question we now face is:

 "What will you do in the next ten years to ensure that all the people you care about can move freely and safely, so they thrive and make positive contributions to your    community?"

Bringing road safety to the next level
The goal for the Decade of Action for Road Safety is to stabilize and then reduce by 50% the level of road traffic fatalities around the world.
How do we achieve this goal? Through partnership — as outlined in the United Nations Resolution that enacted the Decade of Action. It calls on the world to use partnership as a basis for uniting road safety interventions in 5 specific areas:
1.    Improving road safety management
2.    Safer roads
3.    Safer vehicles
4.    Safer road users
5.    Improving post crash care


We at Pamoja Road Safety Initiative have decided to play our part by focusing on Pillar 4: Safer road users and embarked in different activities and projects to support the same.  We do work with other organisations and support them in their areas of focus.
Pillar 4: Safer road users
Develop comprehensive traffic safety programs to improve road user behaviour. Sustained or increased enforcement of road traffic laws and standards and rules combined with public awareness/education activities (in both the public and the private sectors, as well as among nongovernmental organizations) that will improve compliance with key road safety rules that reduce the impact of the key risk factors (speeding, drink–driving, non use of motorcycle helmets and seat-belts and child restraints, and unsafe commercial vehicle operations).

What will you do in the next ten years to ensure that all the people you care about can move freely and safely, so they thrive and make positive contributions to your community?

 

 

Bringing road safety to the next level

The goal for the Decade of Action for Road Safety is to stabilize and then reduce by 50% the level of road traffic fatalities around the world.

How do we achieve this goal? Through partnership — as outlined in the United Nations Resolution that enacted the Decade of Action. It calls on the world to use partnership as a basis for uniting road safety interventions in 5 specific areas:

1.     Improving road safety management

2.     Safer roads

3.     Safer vehicles

4.     Safer road users

5.     Improving post crash care

We at Pamoja Road Safety Initiative have decided to play our part by focusing on Pillar 4: Safer road users and embarked in different activities and projects to support the same.  We do work with other organisations and support them in their areas of focus.

Pillar 4: Safer road users

Develop comprehensive traffic safety programs to improve road user behaviour. Sustained or increased enforcement of road traffic laws and standards and rules combined with public awareness/education activities (in both the public and the private sectors, as well as among nongovernmental organizations) that will improve compliance with key road safety rules that reduce the impact of the key risk factors (speeding, drink–driving, non use of motorcycle helmets and seat-belts and child restraints, and unsafe commercial vehicle operations).