Tagged: Road Safety

EVENT: World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it…

EVENT: UN Road Safety Week

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week and its’ campaigns are coordinated by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, chaired by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Weeks…

EVENT: World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it…

EVENT: UN Road Safety Week

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week and its’ campaigns are coordinated by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, chaired by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Weeks…

REPORT: Lower BAC Crash Fatalities Account for Significant Part of All Alcohol-Involved Road Deaths

From 2000 to 2015, there were 612,030 MVC fatalities in the U.S., of which 223,471 (37%) occurred in crashes involving 1 or more drivers with a positive BAC. Of these, 33,965 (15% of alcohol-involved crash fatalities or 6% of all fatalities) were from an MVC involving a BAC >0.00% but <0.08%. Lower BAC crash fatalities accounted for a meaningful proportion of all alcohol-involved MVC fatalities. The number of fatalities generally increased with increasing BAC level. In adjusted analyses, a 10 percentage point increase in the restrictiveness of the state policy environment was associated with reduced odds of alcohol involvement in crash fatalities at BACs >0.00% but <0.08% vs 0.00%...

NEWS: Germany: Massive Harm yet No Policy Change

Despite the massive harm from alcohol in Germany yet there is no policy change. 7000 professional drivers with alcohol use disorder drive on the roads daily. Despite this harm the government is not willing to increase the 16-year legal age limit for alcohol purchase…

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BLOG: 9 Truths About Big Alcohol You Didn’t Know WHO Reported On

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the world’s premier norm-setting agency in public and global health, including for alcohol prevention and control. For example through the WHO global alcohol status report – the most authoritative source of evidence about alcohol they report latest data about alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policy implementation.
What is less known and what receives much less attention is how the global alcohol status report covers Big Alcohol. It actually provides remarkable revelations.
In this compelling blog, Shehara explores the nine truths about the alcohol industry that should receive much wider attention…

PRESS RELEASE: The Gaping Hole in the Stockholm Declaration for Road Safety

Joint media release of alcohol prevention and road safety civil society groups.
Civil society groups express deep concern about the complete and inexplicable omission of alcohol control measures from the Stockholm Declaration on Road Safety…

NEWS: Lancet Commission on Child Health Highlights Alcohol Harm

A future for the world’s children? A WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission Highlights Alcohol Harm and Alcohol Policy Solutions
The World Health Organization (WHO), together with UNICEF and The Lancet have issued a new Commission on the future for the world’s children. The WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission is set to lay the foundations for a new global movement for child health that addresses two major crises adversely affecting children’s health, well-being and development; and the Commission presents high-level recommendations that position children at the centre of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The first sentences of the Commission’s Executive Summary outline the two crisis…

EVENT: 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization, is a milestone in global road safety. It is an opportunity for delegates to share successes and lessons learned, chart future strategic directions for global road safety and define ways to accelerate action on proven strategies to save lives…