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The Stockholm Declaration

The Stockholm Declaration was presented by the Swedish Minister for Infrastructure Mr. Tomas Eneroth as the outcome document of the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety.

Global leaders call for unified action to prevent traffic deaths

King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf said the conference offers an opportunity to link the road safety to other sustainability challenges such climate change, health, equality, poverty and human rights.

New report prescribes ‘speed vaccine’ to prevent child deaths on roads

Speed vaccine is a set of proven interventions for reducing traffic deaths and serious injury.

WUF10:City planners urged to consider children in street designs

Children of all ages should be able to learn, play, and move around their city safely.

African countries urged to invest in smart transport infrastructure

We cannot have meaningful development in we do not invest in infrastructure.

Crash test for cars in Africa reveal poor child protection

The only safe way for young children to travel is properly restrained in a child seat.

Toolkit for Gender Sensitive Public Transport launched

76% of female operators (drivers and conductors) have either experienced or witnessed sexual harassment

Dubai to host Smart Traffic & Road Safety Summit

The event will identify, analyze and seek ways to address road safety challenges in the UAE and Middle East.

Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Outlander rated top safest cars of 2019

IIHS conducts vehicle tests to determine crash-worthiness, that is, how well a vehicle protects its occupants in case of a crash.

World Road Congress 2019: What you need to know

The event brings together ministers, policy makers, experts, practitioners, consultants, contractors, civil engineers, manufacturers, software developers, solution providers, researchers and academics in the infrastructure and transport sector.

New WHO report shows slow progress in tackling safety on roads

Road traffic deaths continue to rise with annual fatalities of 1.35million people.

Registration for 26th World Road Conference now open

The 26th World Road Congress, whose theme is “Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies”, will take place from the 6th to 10th October 2019.

1st African Road Safety Forum to held in Morocco

The forum is the first of its kind to be held in the continent and will bring together government institutions and organizations, experts, economic actors, public and private companies, NGOs from the African continent working for road safety.

Here is a toolkit that will help improve safety of children to and from school

The guide will help road safety institutions and governments formulate interventions to improve safety of children to and from school has been launched.

Governments agree on global road safety performance targets

The countries agreed on 12 targets aligned to the five of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

Global NCAP, AA South Africa launch Safer Cars for Africa campaign

The crash tests were conducted during the launch of the Safer Cars for Africa campaign in Cape Town.

Crash test results for South Africa’s popular cars revealed

Cars tested in the campaign by Global NCAP and AA South Africa include the Volkswagen Polo Vivo, Datsun Go+, Toyota Etios, Renault Sandero and Chery QQ3.

Number of elderly killed in traffic crashes on the rise, report shows

People aged at least 60 years will outnumber children younger than five years worldwide by 2020, which means the numbers of older people dying in crashes could rise if unchecked.

Kenya to use new technology to improve road safety

Mr Waweu said statistics for January to June 30 this year show that 2,834 lives were lost in traffic crashes.

Tanzania’s Dar city wins Sustainable Transport Award

The city won award for Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (DART), which has eased public transport and enhanced safe movement for vulnerable road users.