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Pedestrian safety a priority

18 January 2013

 Road safety stakeholders from across the Globe are being encouraged to plan and host events to mark the Second Global Road Safety Week (6th – 12th May 2013) which is focusing on pedestrian safety.

The theme for the second Global Road Safety Week was chosen because pedestrians constitute a major group at risk of death, injury, and disability on the road, and are among the most vulnerable road users.

The Week will draw attention to the need for pedestrian safety, generate action on measures which work to protect pedestrians, and contribute to achieving the goal of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 to save 5 million lives.

Short-term goal: a fatality-free week - More than 5000 pedestrians are killed on the world’s roads each week. The short-term goal for the Week is to prevent even a single pedestrian fatality during the period 6-12 May 2013.

Governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies - all of us who travel the world's roads - are encouraged to plan and host events on 6-12 May 20 Please register your event here.

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