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Commission for Global Road Safety backs tough casualty reduction targets

25 September 2008

Members of the Commission for Global Road Safety, led by former NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson and under the patronage of HRH Prince Michael of Kent met recently to review progress in tackling the global road death epidemic in St Petersburg, Russia .

Hosted by the Russian Government, the Commission’s meeting also planned the next phase of its global ‘Make Roads Safe’ campaign in advance of the first UN Ministerial Conference on Global Road Safety, to be held in Moscow in November 2009.

The Commission for Global Road Safety agreed to urge UN member governments to set and achieve tough targets for reducing road fatalities and injuries by 2020 when they meet at the 2009 Ministerial.