NEWS & EVENTS


Speed Limit Reversal in Punjab, India

According to a report issued by the Office of the Director General of the police in Punjab State, India: “Over speeding is the leading cause of deaths in Punjab [India].” The report stated that out of 4725 total deaths in 2018, 2540 people died in road crashes due to over-speeding, and in 2017, 2363 out […]

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Nepal Puts Road Safety on its Annual Priorities

In Nepal, the National Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Mobility, which includes Alliance members Swatantra Abiyan Nepal (SAN) and NASA Nepal, has been advocating to keep citizens’ rights to safe journeys in the spotlight following the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden. Hon. Basanta Nembng, Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, attended […]

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Road Safety NGOs Featured in Journal

“There is an urgent need for support to ensure that road safety NGOs are still standing after the current crisis and long-term strategies to strengthen NGOs and the road safety agenda.” This was one of the key messages of a blog written by the Alliance with help from Margie Peden, George Institute for Global Health, […]

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Youth on the Move: #ClaimingOurSpace

Road traffic crashes are the number one killer of young people aged 5-29. At the opening ceremony of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference in Sweden, Omnia El Omrani delivered a message to government Ministers and decision makers around the world on behalf of the members of the World Youth Assembly and the thousands of young […]

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Safer Cycling for Women in Argentina

The city of Neuquén, Argentina, is undergoing rapid growth, with the population expected to grow from 300,000 to one million by 2030. The municipality has initiated an action plan to reduce automotive pollution in Neuquén by discouraging road users from driving motorized vehicles into the city and encouraging them to use more active modes of […]

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What Next for NGOs During COVID-19?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance has been working with our NGOs to monitor the road safety response and how NGOs are adapting. The picture has certainly evolved over the past three months. Following initial shock and funding fears and faced with the significant task of moving as many activities as possible online, most are […]

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Building a Safe, Sustainable City in Patiala

Road safety is among the priorities that the Patiala Foundation, India, uses to promote a safer, more sustainable, livable city for its citizens. The road safety element of the organization’s work has a strong focus on walking. Patiala Foundation’s Chief Functionary, Ravee Singh Ahluwalia, was prompted to tackle the issue of walking, while teaching road […]

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Women Mountain Rescuers in Tajikistan

The Pamir region of rural Tajikistan is mountainous and much of it is very remote. EASST working with Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT) and Fire Aid have been involved in improving emergency response in the country for the past five years, training first responders and sourcing equipment donations. In one location, they found that 50 […]

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Mobility, Disability and Access to Work

According to global estimates, persons with disabilities comprise approximately 15% of the world’s population, 85% of whom live in developing countries. In these countries, up to 80% of persons with disabilities of working age and that are willing to work are unemployed. Many factors contribute to this: misperception and discrimination, inaccessible offices, and lack of […]

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Keeping Road Users Safe During Lockdown

There has been much talk about how road use is changing during lockdown. With less cars and more pedestrians on the streets, a number of cities are embracing changes that walking and cycling and enable social distancing. We spoke to Mário Alves, International Federation of Pedestrians, Portugal; Chana Widawski, Families for Safe Streets, US; and […]

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Tackling Speed through Enforcement

“We have three objectives: to save lives, to tackle criminality, and to bring the public along with us,” says Detective Superintendent (DS) Andy Cox, the Vision Zero lead for the Metropolitan Police Force in London. As in many cities around the world, London has seen a sharp decrease in traffic due to lockdown but also […]

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Taking Road Safety to Gamers in Lockdown

With few people on the streets and attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, NGOs are looking for new ways to engage their communities to think about safety when they travel. Madres Del Dolor has hit upon an innovative approach that enables it to reach a high-risk audience. Turismo Competición 2000 (TC2000) is one of the […]

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Journal of Injury and Violence Research Features Advocate Project

In November 2018, Ali Zayerzadeh and Mohsen Fallah of Road Safety Pioneers (RSP), Iran, were part of the Alliance Advocate Asia training in Delhi, India. The training focused on a demonstration safe school zone project, which Advocates then implemented in their home countries. Ali and Mohsen have so far assessed eight schools in Tehran and […]

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Alliance NGO COVID-19 Statement

The Alliance, in consultation with its members, has issued a statement regarding its position on the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the statement in ENGLISH, SPANISH, and FRENCH. Image: Maksym Kaharlytskyi/Unsplash

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