NEWS & EVENTS


Alliance Welcomes New Members and Friends

The Alliance is delighted to welcome two new members and a new Friend of the Alliance that joined us recently. Full Members Reacciona por la Vida, Mexico, was founded in 2013 by Víctimas de la Violencia Vial AC and AXA Mexico. Its objective is to promote actions that improve road safety in Mexico, so that […]

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30 km/h School Zone Law Set for Parliament Vote in Senegal

In Senegal, LASER International has been advocating for school zone safety since 2012. It has been instrumental in advising the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport on the drafting of a new law which would make 30 km/h limits mandatory around schools across Senegal. The draft of the law was adopted by the Council of Ministers […]

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30 km/h Decree in Peru

In Peru in July, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications decreed a new traffic regulation (Supreme Decree No. 025-2021-MTC), which among a raft of other changes, modifies maximum speeds in urban areas set out in the national traffic regulation. The decree amends the maximum limit to 50 km/h on avenues, and 30 km/h on urban […]

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Good Samaritan Law India

In February 2021, the Alliance worked with 16 of its member NGOs in India to build capacity for awareness and implementation of the Good Samaritan Law and to develop action plans that would see the law finally implemented across India. The Good Samaritan Law was passed on 30 March 2016 through a High Court Judgement […]

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LEARN: Building Data Partnerships in Africa

In 2019, the Alliance and the International Road Federation (IRF Geneva), supported by the FIA Road Safety Grants Programme, launched the LEARN program, starting first in Kenya and Senegal, and expanding in 2020–2021 with additional support from Total Energies Foundation, to Cameroon, Uganda, Togo, and Zambia. The program uses multi-sectoral coalitions in each country, co-ordinated […]

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PRESS RELEASE: US$161,000 RAISED FOR LIFE-SAVING ROAD SAFETY PROGRAMS AROUND THE WORLD

Budapest, 2 August 2021 The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) is delighted to be the recipient of US$161,000* raised at a gala dinner in Budapest, Hungary on 30 July 2021, hosted by Jean Todt, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy for Road Safety and FIA President, and László Palkovics, Ministry for Innovation […]

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Alliance Welcomes New Members in July

The Alliance is delighted to welcome three new members that joined us recently. Full members Woman and Child Health Education Trust (WOCHET), India, was founded in 2018 with the aim of providing a sustainable platform for the children and women in need and to raise awareness of health related issues. WOCHET reaches out to the […]

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Alliance Welcomes First Friend of the Alliance

We are delighted to welcome our first Friend of the Alliance. Shane O’Connor is well-known to many in the road safety NGO community as a long-term supporter of the Alliance and its members through his role as Communications Advisor at FedEx. Shane is a valuable advisor and motivator, always willing to share his knowledge, connections, […]

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Argentina: NGOs and legislators working together for a 30 km/h amendment

NGOs in Argentina have been using the UN Global Road Safety Week campaign to push for 30 km/h limits in urban settings where people and vehicles mix, using the connection to cycling advocacy as a hook. Asociación Madres del Dolor and Luchemos Por La Vida have been working together with mayors in and around Buenos […]

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Kenya: draft 30 km/h legislation to be presented to parliament

In 2017, the Kenyan parliament passed the Child Safety Amendment Act, which introduced speed limits around schools where possible, speed calming where limits could not be reduced, regulation of school transport, and statutory penalties for breaking these measures. Most elements of the law, which had been drafted by a coalition of NGOs, were adopted as […]

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Moldova: Toward a national default 30 km/h limit on local urban streets

In Moldova, 63% of people in a survey conducted by ACM supported 30 km/h streets in urban settings and 92% around schools. The survey was part of ACM’s baseline study under the EASST “Working towards policy change for Safe School Zones” program which is supporting EASST partners to advocate for 30 km/h limits in school […]

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What does road safety have to do with over-criminalization?

“There is an over-reliance on the criminal justice system and the police to address health and social issues including the enforcement of COVID-19 regulations.” Accountability International began the Challenging Criminalisation Globally Project as a way to catalyse multi-movement and inter-movement involvement in rethinking and re-strategizing around how a larger variety of stakeholders can challenge criminalisation […]

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#Love30: National Consultation on Speed Limits in New Zealand

In New Zealand, UN Global Road Safety Week coincides with the national road safety week, held every year. National monuments, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge are illuminated in yellow and activities take place around the country. Brake New Zealand took the opportunity to promote the #Love30 #StreetsforLife message, mobilizing 950 community groups to participate in […]

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#Love30: Local specific commitment to save lives in South Africa

During UN Global Road Safety Week, South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) obtained the commitment of Alderman Felicity Purchase, the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, City of Cape Town, who holds the ability to change speed limits in the local area, to reduce speed limits around most schools in the Zonnebloem area of Cape Town […]

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