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Regional Perspectives on Drinking and Driving
6 May 2013, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

To mark the launch of the UN Road Safety Week, UNECE and the International Center for Alcohol Policies are organizing a symposium on “Regional Perspectives on Drinking and Driving”. Experts from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East have been invited to discuss the main issues influencing alcohol-related accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. The symposium will conclude with a poster-signing ceremony during which attendees will have the opportunity to express a personal commitment to improving road safety by autographing a custom-made “We don’t drink and drive” poster. Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/2nd_grs_week/drinking_driving.html

Contact: Rebecca Huang
Tel: +41 22 917 12 86
Email: rebecca.huang@unece.org

Scouting for global road safety 6 May 2013, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

UNECE is partnering with the World Organization of the Scout Movement, the Hellenic Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas” and Scouting Ireland to give 50 young leaders from the Rover Scouts Programme a rare opportunity to participate in an interactive lecture by Professor Claes Tingvall, one of the creators of the “Vision Zero” concept. The Rover Scouts will have the opportunity to develop plans to modernize the pedestrian-related aspects of the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic. Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/2nd_grs_week/scouting_for_global_road_safety.html

Contact: Rebecca Huang
Tel: +41 22 917 12 86
Email: rebecca.huang@unece.org

International Level Crossing Awareness Day 2013
7 May 2013, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The ILCAD campaign is spearheaded by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and supported by the railway community around the world to raise awareness among road users and pedestrians of the risks at level crossings. The highlight will be two round table discussions on the three E’s of safe level crossings – that is, education, engineering and enforcement. Experts will discuss how behaviour at level crossings can be positively changed. The event will conclude with the opening of the exhibition featuring entries from a children’s drawing contest. Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/2nd_grs_week/ilcad.html

Contact: Rebecca Huang
Tel: +41 22 917 12 86
Email: rebecca.huang@unece.org

Insurance and Road Safety
7 May 2013, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Victim’s rights and insurance are important road safety issues, and particularly so, in an international context. This session is organized by UNECE and the Council of Bureaux (CoB). CoB is the key organization that administers the Green Card System by handling and settling claims arising from accidents caused by visiting motorists. Website: http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/2nd_grs_week/insurance_and_road_safety.html

Contact: Rebecca Huang
Tel: +41 22 917 12 86
Email: rebecca.huang@unece.org

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