World unites to halt death and injury on roads – WHO – 6 May 2011

Posted on May 9, 2011. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , , |

World unites to halt death and injury on roads – WHO

Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 set to save millions of lives

News release 6 May 2011 | Geneva – “On 11 May, dozens of countries around the world kick off the first global Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. From New Zealand to Mexico and the Russian Federation to South Africa, governments are committing to take new steps to save lives on their roads. The Decade seeks to prevent road traffic deaths and injuries which experts project will take the lives of 1.9 million people annually by 2020.”
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Draft National Road Safety Strategy 2011 – 2020 – Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Posted on February 7, 2011. Filed under: Health Policy | Tags: , , |

Draft National Road Safety Strategy 2011 – 2020 – Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport

“On average, four people are killed and 80 are seriously injured every day on Australia’s roads. Almost everyone has, at some stage, been affected by a road crash.

Australian Transport Ministers have asked the heads of transport and roads agencies around the country to work together to prepare a new 10-year National Road Safety Strategy for the period from 2011 to 2020. The new strategy is intended to set an ambitious long-term vision for road safety improvement in Australia and to guide national action over the coming decade.

Transport agencies have been working hard to develop a draft National Road Safety Strategy and would like to hear from the community on its proposals.”     … continues on the site

Comment on the draft strategy from the ABC:
Call for total ban on phones while driving

 “There is a push for the use of mobile phones to be totally banned in cars, after a report found drivers using phones are at a much greater risk of crashing – even when using them hands-free.

A draft national road safety report recommended the consideration of the total ban on mobile phone use in vehicles as one of a range of strategies to cut the road toll.

Researcher Mark Stevenson from Monash University’s accident research centre says the report shows the risks to drivers.

“It’s around a fourfold increased risk if you’re holding the phone, in terms of crashing resulting in an injury,” he said.

“Hands-free, it’s around 3.7 times the risk.” ” …continues on the site

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