India attends 3rd Global Conference on Road Safety held in collaboration with WHO, World Bank
On February 17, 2020, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari represented India at the 3rd global Conference on Road Safety. The Conference aimed at achieving Global Goals 2030. It was held in Stockholm, Sweden.
The conference was held in collaboration with WHO and World Bank. The conference aims at renewing the commitment of the world community towards road safety. The participated leaders will prepare ways to achieve UN Decade of Action of reducing road crashes by 2030.
The Decade of Action
The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety was proclaimed in March 2010 for the decade 2011-20. The plan included 4 pillars as follows
- To strengthen institutional Capacity
- To improve road safety for pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.
- To widely use crash avoidance technologies such as anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control.
- To encourage and develop adoption of road safety such as seat-belt wearing, helmet wearing, speeding, drinking and driving, etc.
According to the United Nations, more than 1.3 million people die every year due to road traffic crashes and more than 20 to 50 million get injured.
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