UN Global Road Safety Week 2017
Road safety teams are preparing for UN Global Road Safety Week 2017, which launches on 8 May and runs until 14 May.
This year the focus is on asking drivers to #SlowDown and is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety on 11 May 2011.
Global Road safety Week is organised by the UN Road Safety Collaboration, which was set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2004 to ‘discuss global road safety issues’ and ‘facilitate international cooperation and strengthen global and regional coordination among UN agencies’.
The 2017 Global Road Safety Week will set out to ‘increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action on measures to address speed, thereby saving lives’.
In support of the week, road safety stakeholders and groups across the world have organised special events, all of which can be viewed on an interactive map on the Global Road Safety Week website.