Road Governance & Its Impact on Road Safety : Achieving UN Decade of Action’s Road Safety Targets
According to The UN Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 – 2020 and to The WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015, Each year nearly 1.3 million people die as a result of a road traffic collision— more than 3000 deaths each day—and more than half of these people are not travelling in a car.
The overall goal of the Decade will be to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world by 2020 and the Brasilia Declaration continued on the same path by :
- Protecting vulnerable Road Users (Senior Citizens as Pedestrians / Citizen with disability & children)
- Safeguarding Children in Low – Middle Income Countries
- Issuing Legislation on key issues ( Drink Driving / Speed Limits / Seat belt Use / Motorcycle & Helmet Use /Use of mobile phone especially texting )
- Encouraging the Private Public Partnerships ( PPP ) through a sustainable implementation of Automated Enforcement Programs such as the Deployment of Safety Cameras.
- Welcoming the inclusion of a target, within Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to “by 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents” and affirming the willingness to intensify both national action and international cooperation with a view to meeting this target ( PP9 )…more