#CommitToAct in Sweden

The #CommitToAct campaign will culminate in a series of activities in Stockholm, Sweden, on 18 February 2020, prior to the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, which kicks off the next day.

18 February 2020

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Opening of the People’s Exhibition at Stockholm Central Station

The People’s Exhibition will be an interactive display held for the duration of the Ministerial Conference in one of Stockholm’s busiest throughfares. It will enable the general public and conference attendees to experience the dangerous road conditions faces by citizens around the world, hear stories from those affected by crashes, and find out about the scale of the road safety crisis and the solutions that could fix it. Find more details below.

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Presentation of the results of the People’s Survey

The People’s Survey is gathering the voices of citizens around the world to demonstrate the impact that road crashes are having on the lives of normal people: how crashes have affected their relationships, physical and psychological well-being, and ability to work or complete their educations. In addition, it is capturing how safe people feel on their streets. The first presentation of the results will be held on the eve of the Ministerial Conference and will form an advocacy base for the Alliance and it’s members.

  • 17:00 – 18:00 People’s Meeting

The People’s Meeting will be held at the Exhibition. This will be a call for action from civil society leaders to their governments to #CommitToAct for road safety. It will feature a symbolic act where empty pairs of shoes representing the 3700 lives lost on the roads everyday will be unveiled.

19 – 20 February 2020

The People’s Exhibition will continue for the duration of the Ministerial Conference under the theme “the Magnitude of the Global Road Safety Crisis and Solutions that Work.” It will create greater awareness about the burden of road deaths and injuries worldwide and how effective road safety policy and implementation can save lives.

The exhibition is in planning stage at the moment, building on ideas brainstormed by members at the Global Meeting. Plans so far include:

  • Symbolic act showing the scale of the road safety crisis in personal terms.
  • Virtual Reality to experience cross the streets of some of the world’s deadliest roads, for example, children in Bangkok children walking to school, or experiencing a crash without a seat belt, or walking drunk or under the influence of drugs
  • Video mapping that will show how road deaths and injuries are spread in different regions of the world and infographics that will show percentages per road user and means of transportation
  • Wall of Commitments for participants to take an instant selfie and write how they will commit to save lives on the roads
  • Speakers’ Corner where Alliance member NGOs will share their own stories from around the world to passersby including the general public and conference attendees. NGOs are the eyes, ears, and voices of their communities, they are uniquely placed to paint the reality of the roads in their countries, the problems that road users face and what needs to be done to save lives.