Netherlands

Road Safety Course for low and mid income countries
14-25 November 2011, Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (NL) and the Foundation Road Safety for All are preparing an International Road Safety Educational Program. This initiative intends to strongly support the United Nations Decade of Action for Road safety 2011 - 2020. In the past 30 years The Netherlands developed a leading position in the road safety field. Our present program builds on that experience and intends to help LMIC's in developing their own road safety capacity. Our philosophy is quite simple: we intend to support the development of educational programs in the LMIC's, i.e. both at universities and for practitioners. Therefore our program is based on a Train the Trainers approach. The first step will be a post graduate course in the Netherlands for road safety professionals from LMIC´s. Delft University of Technology with Professor Fred Wegman takes the lead of the program. Road Safety for All and Delft Post Graduate Education support the development.

Contact: N. Fontein
Tel: +31 15 278 4915
Email: n.fontein@tudelft.nl

Presentation 'Taking the safe route towards 2020'
11 May 2011, Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB)

The United Nations has designated 2011-2020 as the 'Decade of Action for Road Safety'. The aim is to reduce the numbers of road casualties worldwide as much as possible. The European commission and the Dutch government are both supporting this aim. The ANWB also endorses the UN initiative. This is not surprising, considering the Club has a long history of commitment to traffic safety. Nevertheless, improvements are possible in the Netherlands, too; for example, by taking innovative measures to make traffic less unsafe. The ANWB is making an important contribution to this ambitious goal to halve the number of road casualties over the next 10 years. That is why the ANWB has launched the programme 'Taking the safe route towards 2020' with its 10 action points.

Contact: Mr. Wouter van Nouhuys Tel: +31882698567 Email: wvannouhuys@anwb.nl

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