The first blog about the results from the Regional Public Good “Improving vehicle safety standards in Latin America and the Caribbean through the adoption of UN Regulations and consumer information systems” According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD), road traffic accidents killed approximately 110,000 people in the LAC region in 2017, and left many more severely disabled. … [Read more...] about Improving the Crash Safety Performance of Vehicles Saves Lives
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (#WDoR) – initiated by the UK’s RoadPeace Founder in 1993, adopted by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) beginning in 1995, and formally endorsed by United Nations, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/5, 2005 – is commemorated on the third Sunday in November. In the years since the day was first … [Read more...] about Road traffic deaths disproportionately affecting developing countries: Could technology help us tackle speed enforcement?
* By Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held our first-ever Pedestrian Safety Forum. Along with transportation experts from my agency, I had the opportunity to chair the discussion with leaders from government, academia, communities, and industry about the increasing risk of … [Read more...] about We are All Pedestrians: Lessons Learned from the Pedestrian Safety Forum