Road safety is a target of SDG 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. As we move forward in the 2020-2030 Decade of Action for Road Safety, what are we doing to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents? What needs to be done over the next eight years in order to reach that target?
Starting on March 8th, International Women’s Day, through March 9th, this event will fit into to the theme of the 2022 ITF Summit – Transport for Inclusive Societies, and in particular to the Ministerial Roundtable on 19th May “Meeting the road safety challenge: Halving the deaths and injuries by 2030”. It will also aim to provide input to the UN High-Level Meeting on Road Safety in New York at the end of June.
Session 1 will review the current state of play of road safety at a global and regional level. The discussion will revolve around the question 'How are the needs of women being taken into account in the formulation of road safety policies?'
Opening Remarks: Minister Merav Michaeli, Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, Israel; Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, ITF
Speakers: Lotte Brondum, Executive Director at Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety; Nneka Henry, Head of UNRSF; Floor Lieshout, Founder and Executive Director, Youth for Road Safety; Sirma Boshnakova, CEO Allianz Partners
Session 2 will address the issue of safety equipment in vehicles, which have been traditionally designed based on a male crash test dummy and male biometrics. This has serious implications and this session will look at different measures to address these.
Opening Remarks: Trudy Harrison, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, UK DfT; Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, ITF
Speakers: Radoslaw Czapski, Programme Manager for GRSF MDTF, World Bank; Astrid Linder, Professor of Traffic Safety, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute; Carolyn Roberts, Safety Researcher, Arrival