Presentation on theme: "Call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety"— Presentation transcript:
1 Call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety 2010-2020 Presentation by David WardDirector General of the FIA FoundationUN Road Safety Collaboration, Geneva, November 17th 2008
2 World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention Published by the WHO & World Bank in 2004 thereport warns that 1.2 million deaths and 50 millioninjuries occur annually on the road, and will morethan double by The report also...Shows that low and middle income countries account formore than 80% of global deaths from road traffic crashes.Identifies key injury risk factors (non use of seat belts, helmets,excessive speed, drink driving, and poor road infrastructure);Calls for greater international effort to reverse trend of rising RTIs;Recommends national prevention strategies based on a ‘lead agency’responsible for developing a multi-sectoral ‘safe systems’ approach.
3 The ‘Safety Systems’ Approach Three components in a dynamicsystem:The road userThe motor vehicleThe road infrastructureRather than ‘blaming the victim’ for causing crashes, the risk of human erroris anticipated and ‘tolerated’ by a ‘forgiving’ system that has been designed toensure that the consequences of human error are non fatal as far as possible.The design challenge is to manage loss of control of kinetic energy withintolerances survivable by the human body.
4 Twelve Leading Causes of Mortality, 2002 Rank DeathsCauseProportion of total (%)1Ischaemic heart disease12.62Cerebrovascular disease9.73Lower respiratory infections6.94HIV/AIDS4.85Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease6Perinatal conditions4.37Diarrhoeal diseases3.38Tuberculosis2.79Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers2.210Road traffic injuries2.111Diabetes mellitus1.712Malaria1.6
5 International Action on Malaria Abuja Action Plan 2000UN Decade to Roll Back MalariaGlobal Fund launched by G8 andUS $2.8 billion funding approved to date.UN Special Envoy for Malaria
6 DALYS in Developing Countries (Children Age 5-14)
7 Make Roads Safe Report Key Recommendations: A $300 million, 10 year Action Plan topromote multi-sector national road safetycapacity building in low and middle incomecountries should be funded by donor governments and private sourcesand managed by the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility;At a minimum 10% of all road infrastructure projects should be committedto road safety design, rating and assessment and community wide initiatives;A Ministerial Conference on Global Road Safety should be held in 2008 toreview implementation of the World Report recommendations;
8 Global Advocacy Effort Copies of the Make Roads Safe report and follow updialogue and meetings have targeted the following:Leaders of the G8 major industrialised nationsMultilateral Lending BanksBilateral donorsRegional intergovernmental bodies (APEC, EU etc)UN agencies and regional commissionsTransport MinistersRoad Safety and development NGOs etc.To support these efforts the Commission has preparedsummary reports, presentations and film materials.
9 Russian Federation Offers to Host UN Ministerial In 2006 Lord Robertson visited Moscow to attend theAGM of the Global Road Safety Partnership and meetwith Vice Premier Alexander Zhukov.Following further discussions with General ViktorKyrianov and HE Ambassador Yuri Fedotov inSeptember 2007 the Russian Federation offers tohost the proposed UN Ministerial in Moscow inNovember 2009.
10 Launch of Global Petition The Make Roads Safe campaign is launched to obtainover 1 million signatures to be presented to theUN Secretary General in The petition campaign islaunched by Michael Schumacher during the first UNGlobal Road Safety Week in April 2007.Campaign events are held in London, Geneva, Berlin, CapeTown, Paris, St Petersburg, Kampala, and New York.Archbishop Desmond Tutu is joined by President Oscar Arias,and former President Jimmy Carter as three Nobel prizewinners backing the campaign. Other supporters include theformer Irish President Mary Robinson, Tony Blair, musicians,Sports stars and the film actress Michelle Yeoh.
11 Petition Target Reached The target to reach one million signaturesis reached with major contributions fromClubs especially Austria, Costa Rica, Croatia,Egypt, Italy, India, Japan, Serbia, Jamaicaand the Philippines.More than 140 organisations worldwidehave supported the campaign.In March Lord Robertson presents the UNSecretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, withthe petition.
12 General Assembly Approves UN Ministerial In March the UN General Assembly debates roadsafety and Lord Robertson, Ambassador Al Hinai,Karla Gonzalez, and General Kyrianov all contribute.Resolution 62/244 drafted by the Sultanate of Omanis unanimously approved which welcomes the offerby the Russian Federation to host the “first high level(ministerial) conference on road safety”.An open letter from Archbishop Tutu, President OscarArias, Jimmy Carter and others is published and a postdebate briefing held including the campaign’s globalAmbassador Michelle Yeoh.
13 London Road Infrastructure Safety Conference at the EBRD In July the Commission co-hosted with the EBRD amajor conference on road infrastructure safety. Themeeting brought together the major lending banks,UN regional commissions etc. to discuss the potentialof road design to contribute to injury prevention.The World Bank Global Road Safety Facility also hosteda meeting of the development banks to explore thescope of harmonizing their approach to the design andsafety assessment of road projects that they finance.IRAP also launched their ‘Vaccines for Roads’ report.
14 iRAP – Vaccines for Roads iRAP pilot projects in four countriesshow positive cost benefit ratios fromImplementation of proposed countermeasures.
15 OECD – International Transport Forum ‘Towards Zero – Ambitious Road SafetyTargets & the Safe System ApproachKey Recommendations:Adopt a highly ambitious vision for road safetySet interim targets to move systematically towards the visionDevelop a safe system approachExploit proven interventions for early gainsConduct data collection and analysisStrengthen the road safety management systemAccelerate knowledge transferInvest in road safetyFoster commitment at highest levels of government
16 St Petersburg September 2008 Meeting of the Commission for Global Road SafetyKey Objectives:Review the Commission’s original recommendationsPrepare an update to the original Make Roads Safe reportProvide a renewed set of recommendations for consideration by the forthcoming UN Ministerial in Moscow in November 2009
17 First Report - Impact Assessment Recommendation One – Action PlanRating: 20%Recommendation Two – 10% Road SafetyInvestment in Road ProjectsRating: 60%Recommendation Three – UN MinisterialRating 100%
18 Agenda for Moscow Make 2010-2020 A Decade of Action for Road Safety Support an action plan of $300 million to invest in capacity building in road injury prevention...Invest in safer roads by committing at least 10% of project finance to safe road assessment and design.Agree a global target to reduce road fatalities by 50% from their forecast level for 2020.
20 Next StepsLaunch of follow up Make Roads Safe report at a major Conference in Rome on 5th May 2009 linked to the Italian Presidency of the G8Launch also in Rome the Make Roads Safe documentary film with Michelle Yeoh which features visits to Asia, Africa and Latin America and will highlight the key messages of the Commission’s reports.Focus the Make Roads Safe campaign on the theme of a decade of action to achieve a 50% reduction in forecast fatalities by 2020.