Commitment is not enough—road safety needs action. Following the #SpeakUp campaign and in the run up to the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in 2020, the Alliance has launched #CommitToAct.
#CommitToAct supports NGOs in pushing their local and national governments to make clear, meaningful, and specific commitments for road safety actions at policy, implementation, or enforcement level, and then to track and highlight these commitments. These commitments can be big or small but what matters is that they are acted on.
Commit to road safety actions
Act on the commitment
See Lotte Brondum, our Executive Director, explain #CommitToAct here:
What is #CommitToAct?
#CommitToAct brings together several elements. We will be adding new elements, resources, and ways to get involved over the next few months, so stay tuned!
- Round the World Roundtables: public events where government decision makers hand over specific, measurable road safety commitments that will be tracked and monitored by NGOs. Read more HERE.
- Commitment tracking: the Alliance will be launch a commitment tracker to monitor progress, celebrate commitments that have been converted into action, and highlight those commitments where progress has stalled.
- Civil society meeting: This will be held on 18 February 2020, back-to-back with the Ministerial Conference in Sweden. It will be people’s meeting, where civil society stands shoulder-to-shoulder to make a strong statement to leaders from around the world. A series of activities and calls to action will lead up to the event.
- Review your decision makers’ commitments
- Are they SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound) targets or could they be made SMART? Read more about SMART commitments below.
- Run a Round the World Roundtable
- Share your commitments for the commitment tracker
- Email email@example.com and tag @RoadSafetyNGOs and #CommitToAct in your social media
- Keep up-to-date on #CommitToAct
We will be implementing new ways for you to get involved so stay tuned!
Commitments under #CommitToAct must be:
Specific: a clear action not a general commitment to safer roads and fatality reductions
Measurable: an action that can be tracked to make sure that it is achieved
Achievable: tangible actions that can be accomplished in an agreed timeframe
Relevant: to the communities or countries that they serve
Time-bound: a deadline that can be tracked
With clearly defined commitments, NGOs will be able to track progress and hold their decision makers accountable.