NEWS & EVENTS


An Urgent Call for Better Funding for Road Safety NGOs

2 April 2021 A recent article in Injury and Prevention by Stein, Bachani, and Hoe on Alcohol Industry Involvement in Road Safety NGOs points to evidence that alcohol companies are seeking to limit the impact of sales losses from drink driving reduction initiatives by partnering with road safety stakeholders.  As an organization, the Alliance does […]

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Why 30 for Children and Youth

Kate Turner, FIA Foundation Streets for life, the theme of this year’s UN Road Safety Week, focuses on policy advocacy for low-speed streets. Why ‘Streets for Life’? Because for children and youth across the world, 30km/h streets can be a literal life-saver. And they can also be the key that opens up our urban space […]

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Alliance Welcomes New Members

The Alliance is delighted to welcome another new member that joined us this month. The Road Safe Zimbabwe Trust is a road safety advocacy and education NGO based in Zimbabwe. The majority of road users in Zimbabwe are public transport users and pedestrians. The lack of a functional public transport system creates dangers for road […]

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Why 30 for Equality

The UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) is approaching under the theme of 30km/h streets where people walk, live, and play. While evidence clearly supports that low-speed streets save lives, there are also a multitude of other valuable reasons for your community and your policymakers to support the call for 30km/h in urban areas where […]

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Why 30 for the Environment

The 6th UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) focuses on advocacy for 30km/h limits as the norm on roads where people and vehicles mix. We know that lower speeds save lives, but there are also compelling environmental, health, sustainability, and equality arguments for 30km/h that road safety advocates should understand and leverage with their governments, […]

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Why 30 for pedestrians

Mario Alves/Geert Van Waeg, International Federation of Pedestrians Pedestrians are 100% of road users. That is strong and fragile at the same time. Pedestrians are 100% of voters and while defending pedestrian rights you are defending everybody – this is a very powerful political stand! But by being everyone and everybody pedestrians lack an identity. […]

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Why 30 for Cycling: A Call for Intelligent Speed Assistance

Ceri Woolsgrove, European Cycling Federation Excessive speed is one of the biggest killers on our roads, a major danger to cyclists, and creates an unwelcoming environment on our roads. In around 30% of fatal accidents, speed is an essential contributory factor and exceeding speed limits is very common. 2,100 lives could be saved[1] each year […]

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Alliance Welcomes New Members

The Alliance is pleased to welcome two new members that joined us recently. Bulgarian Branch Association Road Safety undertakes initiatives to update the regulatory framework related to road infrastructure safety and is involved in development of road safety policy in Bulgaria. Every year, it holds a Safe Road Infrastructure conference, as well as two international […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NGOs Moving Ahead Together in Africa

“The Africa Chapter is there to network and build capacity but also to advocate and put governments a little under the heat,” said Ahmed Shelbaya, NADA Foundation, Egypt. “In the next decade, unless we hold governments accountable, we will be meeting in 2030 with similar results to 2020.” On Wednesday 23 February, road safety NGOs […]

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Mentorship Program Leads to Publication

In 2020, several Alliance members participated in the Journal of Road Safety Mentorship Program provided by the Australasian College of Road Safety to promote evidence-based road safety programs from NGOs and encourage a greater focus on data. Through the program, Alliance member Uganda Road Accident Reduction Network Organization (URRENO) recently had a peer-reviewed paper titled […]

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India: Raising Awareness of the Good Samaritan Law

This month, the Alliance, working with Think Niti and supported by the UPS Foundation, delivered a targeted training program for member NGOs in India on the Good Samaritan Law. The Good Samaritan Law was established in India in 2016 in response to widespread harassment of bystanders who helped road crash victims. Those who assisted victims […]

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30km/ph in Urban Areas Across Zambia

In December 2019, 30kmph limits became regulation on urban roads across Zambia. Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) was one of the NGOs advocating for the new measures, alongside Amend and Vital Strategies, Daniel Mwamba, Executive Director of ZRST is a 2016 Alliance Advocate. He credits the power-mapping principles that he learned on the training as […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Safe Systems and Speed Management Training Equipping NGOs

Today, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities commence a three-day online training program to equip NGOs to advocate effectively for 30km/h limits and the Safe System approach in the run up to the 2021 UN Global Road Safety Week in May 2021. It is the responsibility […]

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PRESS RELEASE: When Knowing the Law Could be a Lifesaver

In 2016, the Supreme Court of India established the Good Samaritan law, to encourage and protect bystanders who help road crash victims. Sadly, this important law is not widely known among institutions, including police departments and hospitals, that must implement it, nor among citizens who are afraid to help their fellow Indians after a crash. […]

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