Enhancing policy and action for a safe mobility

Safe Mobility remains a “hard to abate” challenge especially when it comes to road safety. Road crashes result in an estimated 1.35 million deaths and 50 million injuries worldwide/year.
April 12, 2022
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While road safety knowledge has improved over recent decades, there is still a need to enhance decision-making when selecting and applying effective road safety action.

Against this background, a new UN Decade of Action for Road Safety has kicked off in 2021, setting up the ambitious target of reducing road traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50% by 2030.

As a community of experts, the World Bank-led Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) platform has an incredible opportunity to contribute and to help further the safety agenda.

Building on the Global Roadmap of Action (GRA) and its holistic approach, a new SuM4All working group led by the International Road Federation (IRF) & Michelin will provide actionable policy guidance in the form of a set of policy recommendations, derived from policy measures contained in the GRA. The policy recommendations and guidance will be backed up by an inventory of available tools and concrete case studies demonstrating how to turn policy into action, and by what means and steps. This will help shape national and local-level regulations and action.

Building on this first phase, in 2023 a phase 2 will be kicked off to implement/challenge this approach with pilot case studies, at national level (country) and at local level (city).

All this in synergy and close collaboration with other key initiatives and bodies such us UNRSC, GRSF, THE PEP, The MDBs and the Regional Road Safety Observatories.

The new working group is launching from 15th February.

• For more info and to get involved contact IRF at info@irnet.ch

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