On 29 October 2013, in collaboration with WHO, the Kenyan Ministries of Health and of Transport and Infrastructure jointly launched a national speed prevention campaign entitled Slow Down, Speed Kills. The campaign, which includes radio messaging and outdoor adverts on billboards, aims to raise awareness among motorists of the risks and potential consequences of speeding. The campaign is part of a WHO-led multi-year road safety promotion effort implemented as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program.
With support from the WHO country office in Cambodia, the National Road Safety Committee and the Ministry of Information released a new mass media campaign aimed at drivers of cars and motorcycles to increase awareness of the negative consequences of drinking and driving, a major risk for road traffic death and injury on Cambodia’s roads. The “If You Drink, Don’t Drive” campaign is funded through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme, and consists of television commercials, radio messages and outdoor visuals on tuk-tuks and billboards.
The Government of Viet Nam, with support from WHO, has launched two new mass media campaigns targeted at motorcyclists, and encouraging them to avoid drinking and driving and use correctly fastened, quality helmets in order to save lives on the roads. A related press conference featured Mr Nguyen Hoang Hiep, Vice-Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, and Mr Nguyen Van Tuyen, Brigadier General of the Director of Central Traffic Police, and around 100 representatives of the national print and broadcast media. The event marked the launch of a three-month mass media campaign against drinking and driving, set to run through the end of 2013.
WHO launches manual aimed at strengthening road safety legislation in support of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020
Comprehensive road safety legislation-which incorporates evidence-based measures and strict and appropriate penalties, backed by consistent, sustained enforcement and public education-has been proven to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities. Released by WHO, Strengthening road safety legislation: a practice resource manual for countries describes methods and provides resources that practitioners and decision-makers can use for enacting new laws or amending existing ones as part of a comprehensive road safety strategy.
>1 500 000people lose their lives each year to violenceViolence prevention
Road traffic injuries
50%of all people dying on the roads are cyclists, pedestrians, or motorcyclistsGlobal status report on road safety 2013
2 300children die every day from injuriesWorld report on child injury prevention
21 October 2013
With support from the WHO country office in Cambodia, the National Road Safety Committee and the Ministry of Information released a new mass media campaign aimed at drivers of cars and motorcycles to increase awareness of the negative consequences of drinking and driving, a major risk for road traffic death and injury on Cambodia’s roads.
4 October 2013
The GSRVP, to be published in 2014, will for the first time evaluate the extent to which countries have been implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health, as called for in World Health Assembly Resolution 56.24, "Implementing the recommendations of the World report on violence and health".
3 October 2013
On 3 October a meeting was held of the Advisory Committee for the 3rd global status report on road safety.