One month prior to the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, the organisers have published details of a calendar of activities taking place around the world.
Officially unveiled by the UN General Assembly in March 2010, the Decade of Action provides a framework for countries and communities to focus on saving lives on the world’s roads.
The UK launch in London on 11 May is being staged by PACTS with support from The FIA Foundation for the Automobile in Society and RoadSafe.
Governments, international agencies, civil society organisations, private companies, and everyone who travels on the world’s roads are being encouraged to plan and host an event to mark the official launch.
As part of the launch, national monuments will be illuminated with either a projection of the road safety tag or in the colour of the road safety tag. Among these will be the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Jet d’Eau in Geneva, Trafalgar Square, and possibly Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro.
Click here for more information about the Decade of Action.