UNGRSW – Alliance Members’ Events
UNGRSW Official Kickoff Event
The official kickoff event for the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week took place in Kuala Lumpur as part of the Fifth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims. The Alliance was proud to sponsor this activity, which was organized by the Malaysian Government, and had the presence of Alliance members and international authorities such as WHO, World Bank, FIA Foundation, and the Malaysian Government. The event involved university students and school children and a speed bump was painted outside a school in Selangor, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. Read more HERE.
UNGRSW Events Around the World
Alliance members around the globe are marking the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week. Here are some of the photos and highlights. Members are listed alphabetically by country.
Luchemos Por La Vida walked through the streets of Buenos Aires holding a banner and distributing literature. More importantly they used the week to call for increased speeding legislation.
NRSC, Armenia ran the first event of its kind in regional city Kapan.
BRAC involved bus drivers and motorcyclists for their UNGRSW campaign. 5000 bus drivers were asked to take the pledge to keep their speed below 30 kilometers per hour outside schools, hospitals, residential areas and roads with mixed traffic of motorized vehicles and pedestrians. Later that week, a motorcycle rally involving 200 bikers carried placards and banners.
IECT distributed materials and paraded banners around the city.
Cameroon Association for the Defence of Victims of Accident (CADVA) received the support of the Cameroon Ministry of Transport. They distributed pedagogic copies of the Cameroonian Road Safety Code and did road safety activities within several schools.
Securoute Africa ran their event at the Yaound Camair Motor Park.
Avoid Accident have formed a collaboration with a large taxi firm. providing safe driving orientation for drivers and asking them to pledge to drive responsible.
Safe Drive Save Life ran a range of activities including a Slow Down Yoga event and an arial photo shoot featuring a human chain of students.
TRAX‘s “It’s a school zone” campaign in New Delhi seeks a 30 kilometers per hour speed limit around a stretch of road where seven schools are sited.
United Way Mumbai got out on the streets with the traffic police.
Save Life International are running public awareness forums on the theme “Slower Speeds Happy People”, which will be recorded and broadcast on community television and radio stations. Read the press release HERE.
Sibara Lakana‘s pre-campaign.
Automobile Club of Moldova organized an exhibition of children’s #SlowDown drawings at the national parliament, ran a celebrity campaign and organized a flash mob, among other activities.
AMPROUD NGO for Road Safety ran several events including a Slow Down event for parents, teachers and children.
New Alliance member PHP Nepal have been active during UNGRSW.
Safety Beyond Borders attended the National Assembly to advocate for slower roads as well as running events in schools and erecting 20 banner boards on major highways.
Safe Kids Worldwide Philippines ran an event in the biggest shopping mall in the world on the busiest day of the week.
Asociatia Siguranta Auto have been focusing on infrastructure around schools to reduce speeding including implementation of lower speed zones and crossing patrols.
Alliance of Road Safety Activists of Tanzania (ARoSAT) including Alliance member Helmet Vaccine Initiative Tanzania Foundation involved primary school children to encourage drivers to slow down to 30 kilometers per hour along a busy stretch of road near Dar Es Salaam and opened a Road Safety School Club at Kibamba Primary School.
ONG AVA Togo led a caravan of motorcycles, trucks, cars, and an ambulance around the city, literally slowing down the traffic.
URRENO have been working hard on their UNGRSW activities.
Bien Argentino, Argentina: Children and Public Figures Promote #SlowDown in Argentina
NRSC, Armenia: UNGRSW is First Event of its Kind in Kapan
Movement for Health, Cambodia: Media Campaign in Cambodia
Traffic Zam (TRAX), India: Auditing Infrastructure in New Delhi, India
Road Safety Pioneers, Iran: #SlowDown in Iran
Road Safety, Kyrgyzstan: Why do Drivers Speed?
Zavod VOZIM, Slovenia: Safety Demos and Activities in Slovenia
South Africans Against Drunk Driving: Infrastructure and Education at a South African School
Youth Led NGO, Tajikistan: Flash Mobs Making a Stir in Tajikistan