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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Remembering Road Traffic Victims

This coming Sunday is the United Nations (U.N.) World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims. Every year, the third Sunday in November is a day to reflect, to think about family, friends, and all those who are killed because of traffic crashes. It is also a day to consider the future and the opportunities of the future, and what we can individually do to save lives.

Pedestrian Safety: Let’s Go For a Safe Walk

Many people enjoy going for a stroll now and then, but being a pedestrian can be a challenge when crossing paths with motor vehicle traffic. Here you will find 10 tips for walkers and drivers to help save pedestrian lives and avoid injuries. Unfortunately, there are many places where going for a walk is anything but refreshing or safe.

Traffic Safety and You: What is Your New Year’s “Resolution?”

It is a new year with new possibilities and exciting challenges. During this time, many of us reflect on where we are in our lives, and what we can do to improve our lives. For many, the New Year is a time of resolutions and individual efforts for self-improvement. However, self–improvement should not be limited to our health. Did you know that: A 5% cut in average speed can result in a 30% reduction in the number of fatal crashes.

Global Road Safety: A Time to Remember—A Time to Act

Yesterday, Sunday, November 17, 2013, was the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It was a day to stop, grieve and remember the tremendous global loss of life due to traffic crashes. If nothing changes, it is predicted that by 2020 it will increase to almost 2 million people dying annually from traffic crashes.

Driving Overseas: A Stranger in a Strange Land

If you live in the United Sates and you are thinking about going overseas for vacation, there are some advance preparations you should take if driving while there is part of the plan.

Global Road Safety: A Decade of Action

In March 2010 the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011–2020), focusing on five “pillars”: Road Safety Management; Safer Roads and Mobility; Safer Vehicles; Safer Road Users; and Post-crash Responses. The Decade, officially launched May 2011 in over 110 countries, aims to save millions of lives.

The Long Short Walk: Walking for Safe Roads

May 6-12, 2013 is the Second UN Global Road Safety Week, an international effort focusing on pedestrian safety. Around the world, pedestrian deaths make up one-fourth of all road fatalities. Over 100 countries are holding events to draw attention to the needs of pedestrians and provide the momentum to do more.