Call for action

Road safety - Call for action The IFRC is increasingly concerned about the rapid escalation of the global road safety crisis, which kills 3,000 people every day.

Road crash injury is a major but neglected global public health issue. Urgent action is required to reverse the growing mortality rate that affects mainly young people.

The choice is ours, collectively and individually, right now.

A new publication, entitled "Road safety - Call for action" has been produced to promote the IFRC's commitment to road safety as well as the active role played by Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world in this field.

  • Road safety - Call for action  (12 pages, 688 kb)
    Other languages: en français | en español | in Arabic | in Russian

  • News story 24.11.2009: Red Cross and Red Crescent mobilization to tackle global road safety crisis
  • Press release 13.11.2009: Road safety: the urgent necessity to save lives

    Commitment card

    The IFRC has produced a personal road safety commitment card, for use by National Society governance leaders, staff and volunteers, partners in road safety and the general public.
  • Commitment card 
    Other languages: en français | en español | in Arabic | in Russian

     Road safety in Facebook
    Join our page in Facebook and show your personal commitment to road safety.

    Global conference on road safety in Russia

    The First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety was hosted on 19-20 November 2009 in Moscow. The Ministerial Conference - requested by the UN General Assembly - represented an historic opportunity to make progress on addressing this important and growing public health problem.

    The conference convened more than a thousand high-level representatives of governments, non-governmental and international organizations from nearly 140 countries.

    The conference adopted a declaration aiming to reduce the global toll of road deaths. The declaration will be the basis for the fifth UN resolution on the subject, to be presented to the UN General Assembly in spring 2010.

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