Halving the number of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020 and providing access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all by 2030, are big challenges and require significant upscaling of road safety initiatives. WHO has released the Save LIVES technical package to support road safety decision-makers and practitioners as they seek to meet the SDGs. The package focuses on six key strategies incorporating 22 interventions for reducing road traffic deaths:
Infrastructure design and improvement,
Vehicle safety standards,
Enforcement of traffic laws
Survival [post crash].
The table below shows the 22 interventions needed:
To achieve SDG targets 3.6 and 11.2, simultaneous actions are needed at national and local levels in the six focal areas. Since the reality of road safety policy implementation differs across countries, this package should not be seen as a one-size-fits-all solution, but rather as a guide to support decision-making on priority interventions for scaling up the road safety policy response towards achieving the SDG targets.
The SaveLIVES package includes flyers, short videos, a powerpoint, and a social media package as well as a full report. Read more HERE.
The Alliance supports the SaveLIVES package and will be making it central to our efforts to support road safety NGOs. Says Lotte Brondum, Executive Director, “The SaveLIVES package is a very useful resource for NGOs. We know what it takes to prevent road traffic deaths and injuries and WHO have developed a
road safety technical package to support our efforts in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal targets 3.6 and 11.2. The package sets out the key issues in a clear, visual, and straightforward way. We, at the Alliance, see this package becoming a key resource for our members and our capacity building efforts and Alliance Empowerment Program are planned to be aligned
to the recommendations outlined in the SaveLIVES package.