8 May 2017
In preparation for the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, 2017 (8–14 May), the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety has announced the winners of its photo contest promoting the theme of the week: Save Lives—#SlowDown.
There were three categories in the contest: Speed Management, #SlowDown, and NGOs at Work (for photos showcasing road safety projects).
Speed is a major cause of many of the 1.2 million deaths and injuries on roads globally. During UN Global Road Safety Week, Alliance member NGOs are coordinating activities to raise awareness about the importance of drivers slowing down and the need for governments to mandate measures to combat speed, including lower speed limits, infrastructure that stops speeding (such as speed bumps), and speed-limit enforcement.
Pictures are an effective tool for NGOs. The winners’ photos were chosen because they demonstrate a powerful perspective on the importance of reducing speed.