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Colleagues The General Assembly of United Nations on 12 April 2018 agreed a number of important steps to support road safety within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Actions agreed include 1. Acceptance of an offer by Sweden to host the 3rd High level Global Conference on Road safety (this follows on from the 1st Global conference in...
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Why do more occupants die in car collisions in developing countries? – See this!

Colleagues, Global car safety organisations Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (Latin NCAP), Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) will host a Car to Car crash test on 27 October 2016 at the IIHS headquarters in Virginia, USA. The test is between between two...
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IRSC post

Globally with 1.25 million deaths and up to 50 million person injured and disabled annually there are over 3500 deaths every day on roads, equivalent to a 911 Twin towers tragedy or 10 jumbo jet airplane crashes every single day, 365 days a year but road crashes remain a “silent plague” in many Low and Middle Income Countries...
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Road Safety Audit

Background Road crashes are a major social and economic problem around the world and many stakeholders are engaged in trying to improve the situation.  In the autumn of 2009, Ministers and stakeholders from all over the world approved the Moscow Declaration on Road Safety (First Global UN Ministerial Conference on Road Safety). Within 2 years this matter was...
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President’s Welcome note

Friends and colleagues, Welcome to the International road safety centre (IRSC) and this, my first blog from IRSC. As some of you will know, setting up IRSC and its activities has taken a little longer than we expected but we are now getting there. We have started some advisory activities already and expect to be fully...
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Black Spot Management

Crashes have multiple contributory factors but it is often clear that there are some parts of every road network where there is an unusually high frequency of road crashes. These dangerous locations are often  called " blackspots"  and the identification, analysis and treatment of such Black Spots is a well proven method for reducing the...
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