Violence and Injury Prevention

Lawyers convened to improve road safety legislation in RS10 Project countries

From 7-9 August, as part of the RS10 Project, WHO hosted the "Road Safety for Lawyers Workshop" to share common experiences and processes in developing road safety legislation and foster creation of a network of lawyers promoting evidence-based road safety legislation.

Among the 20 participants were lawyers or others with knowledge of the legislative processes and laws in each of the ten countries as well as those involved in conducting the legislative reviews. Also participating were RS10 Project partners - the Association for Safe International Road Travel and the Global Road Safety Partnership - who foster advocacy for legislative change.

Among the specific issues addressed were speed, seat-belts, motorcycle helmets, child restraints, drinking and driving, post-crash care, E-bikes and penalties and enforcement. Outcomes included an improved understanding of road safety, the RS10 Project and its objectives as well as road safety management and legislative processes, including the components needed for comprehensive road safety legislation.

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