NGOs and the Voluntary Targets Part 2

In November 2017, UN Member States agreed 12 Global Road Safety Performance Targets (voluntary targets). This series of webinars focuses on each of the targets in turn and how NGOs can advocate with their governments for each of them.

The webinars are being released periodically. All our webinars are publicly available so feel free to share them with your networks, government contacts, and others.


Target 1: Establish a National Road Safety Action Plan

Bright Oywayu, ASIRT Kenya, and Vusal Rajabli, National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan (AMAK), share their experiences and advice for advocating for a national road safety action plan.

Webinar 1a:How to plan my advocacy for my country’s national action plan

Webinar 1b: A practical example of advocating for a national action plan

Target 2: Accede to UN Legal Instruments

In this webinar, Rebecca Huang, UNECE, describes the various UN legal instruments that are relevant to NGOs advocating for road safety with their governments.

United Nations Road Safety Conventions

Target 3: Build new roads according to recognized standards

Keith Johnson, Fund for Global Health, and Maatla Otsogile, SORSA, talk about how to advocate for minimum three-star roads.

Advocating for 3-star roads with your government

Target 4: Improve existing roads according to recognized standards

Keith Johnson, Fund for Global Health, and Maatla Otsogile, SORSA, talk about how to advocate for minimum three-star roads.

Advocating for 3-star roads with your government

Target 5: Apply high quality standards to new and used vehicles

“If we could all drive the safest vehicle in our class, then road traffic trauma would drop by a third.” Jessica Truong, Global NCAP, explains why vehicle safety standard regulation is an essential element in reducing road traffic injuries.

Advocating for vehicle safety standards

Target 6: Reduce Speeding

“Crouch down and consider streets from an eight-year-old’s viewpoint”. Rod King of 20’s Plenty For Us explains why 30 kilometer per hour streets should be the default speed limit on streets where pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists mix and how you can advocate for lower speed limits.

Managing speed

Target 7: Increase correct use of standard helmets

AIP Foundation has extensive experience of advocating for helmet use in South East Asia. Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Hoang Thi Na Huong, explains why it is so important and how to advocate for increased helmet use.

Helmet use

Target 8: Increase correct use of safety belts and child restraints

Lika Meribishvili, Partnership for Road Safety, Georgia, is a 2016 Alliance Advocate. She explains how Partnership for Road Safety successfully advocated for seatbelt legislation and usage and how it reduced road deaths in Georgia.

Seatbelts

Lorrie Walker, Safe Kids Worldwide, talks about child restraints: how to fit them correctly, why they are important, and how you can advocate for increased usage in your country. 

Child restraints


Target 9: Reduce injuries, and deaths from drivers using alcohol and drugs

 Caro Smit, South Africans Against Drunk Driving shares her experience on advocating for drink driving policy and enforcement.

Drink driving


Target 10: Restrict or prohibit the use of mobile phones while driving

This webinar, presented by Dr. Alberto José Silveira and María Cristina Isoba of Luchemos Por La Vida, looks at the problem of mobile phone use while driving and why and how NGOs should address this road safety risk.

Mobile phone use