UN Global Road Safety Week
23 April 2007 — Nationwide, Maldives

Variety of Activities: Billboards and posters will be erected nationwide in select spots. Booklets, leaflets and bumper stickers will be used as campaign material and distributed. A road regulation awareness campaign will be held as a contest using SMS/MMS messages over mobile phones. Video clips focusing on delivering messages of road safety will be aired on TV. TV and radio programs will be conducted on a quiz basis within the Week with focus on delivering information about road safety. A nationwide campaign to promote helmets will be hosted. Schools will conduct a tile drawing competition to create a mural dedicated to accident victims. A theme song on the Week will be sung at assembly periods at schools and students will participate with traffic police in patrolling streets and learning about road safety and road regulations. The Ministry of Health will be launching the 5-year 'Injury Prevention Plan' within the Week.

Contact: Mohamed Rafeeu, Ministry of Transport and Communication
Telephone: +960 3343404, Fax: +960 3343434