The Decade of Action for Road Safety is an historic opportunity to offer Member States and their partners a framework for action which could ultimately save millions of lives across the ten-year period. The vision is a world in which mobility is safe for all those who use the world's roads. The alternative is grim: if no action is taken to address the current crisis, road traffic fatalities are forecast to rise from the current level of nearly 1.3 million deaths annually to more than 1.9 million deaths per year by 2020. The goal of the Decade is to stabilize and then reduce the number of lives lost. The Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, prepared by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and many other stakeholders, outlines a course of action for ensuring that this vision becomes a reality.