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UK road safety professionals encouraged to participate in Global Road Safety Week

28 February 2015

Road Safety GB is heading an alliance of road safety stakeholders (1) who have come together to support UN Global Road Safety Week (4th-10th May 2015).

The focus of the week is child road safety, using the slogan#SaveKidsLives. The UN Road Safety Collaboration campaign is seeking to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads, and generate action to better ensure their safety.

Plans in the UK include creating opportunities for road safety professionals here to interact with colleagues in other parts of the world.

Honor Byford, chair of Road Safety GB and chair of the UK Global Road Safety Week National Organising Committee, said, “As part of the campaign we are seeking to forge relationships between road safety practitioners here in the UK and their counterparts in other parts of the world.

“The aim is to provide an opportunity for practitioners to learn from each other, and share and discuss the issues and challenges they face in terms of making children safer on the roads and reducing child road casualties.

“To facilitate this, we are establishing a database of UK-based road safety practitioners with specific skills and expertise in child road safety. Within this database we will also highlight practitioners who either come from, or are skilled at working with, specific ethnic groups to enable them to ‘twin’ or ‘partner’ with road safety professionals from similar ethnic groups around the world.”

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