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We wish Switzerland all the very best on its national day today! 🇨🇭Zurich has been proudly based in Switzerland since 1872, even if you can now find our products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. #SwissNationalDay #1ofAugust

1 Aug 20
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To the SafeDrivePod users this morning have a nice day and thank you for driving safely with SafeDrivePod #safedrivepod #visionzero #parkyourphone #50by30

30 Jul 20
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While you are driving, you have one job and that is to drive safely. Before you start your car, #parkyourphone. #itcanwait #distracteddriving #VisionZero #focusontheroad

23 Jul 20
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@ADAC

Weltweit verunglücken täglich 3500 Menschen tödlich im Straßenverkehr. Um darauf aufmerksam zu machen, beteiligt sich der ADAC erneut an der #FIA-Verkehrssicherheits-Kampagne #3500LIVES @FIARegionI

29 Jul 20
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We vinden #veiligheid belangrijk en daarom steunen we de campagne om #MONO te rijden. We roepen alle leden op om zonder afleiding aan het verkeer deel te nemen. Meer lees je hier en bekijk ook het filmpje met @CvNieuwenhuizenhttps://www.bouwendnederland.nl/actueel/nieuws/13094/draag-bij-aan-een-veilige-bouwsector-en-rij-ook-mono

25 Jul 20
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Avoid #distracteddriving Keep eyes on the road always @MartinGicinga @JamesWakibia @CecilMillerJr @Ma3RouteCounty Intercounty travellingKenya Riftvalley visit travel

24 Jul 20
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@BaldwinMatthew_

_ImWaheed @CIVITAS_EU @FEVRorg @POLISnetwork @IFPedestrians @ETSC_EU @HeroesforZero @EuCyclistsFed @francis_rojo_ @Walk21Network @Transport_EU you’re right but @WHO estimate it at 1.3 million a year, globally in fact. A huge task lies ahead !

27 Jun 20
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Weltweit verunglücken täglich 3500 Menschen tödlich im Straßenverkehr. Um darauf aufmerksam zu machen, beteiligen wir uns erneut an der FIA-Verkehrssicherheits-Kampagne #3500LIVES

22 Jul 20
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Does your company have a distracted driving policy? #DistractedDriving

21 Jul 20
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@MotorsportIRL

In light of COVID-19, the @fia, @JCDecauxGlobal & the #3500LIVES Global Road Safety Campaign Ambassadors are promoting a unified message: ‘Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Committed’ in a new social media asset using the hashtag #RaceAgainstCovid. Read more: https://t.co/Udz8YHMs1I https://bit.ly/2KYZZKN

5 May 20
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Another amazing item at the #RaceAgainstCovid auction; #FIA #3500lives ambassador @didierdrogba will be signing this @ChelseaFC football jersey, to be sold to the highest bidder by @rmsothebys, with all proceeds benefitting the @ifrc. More about it here: https://t.co/U13QvhE4n2 https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fa20/-race-against-covid/lots/n0013-didier-drogba-signed-football-jersey/916557

22 Jun 20
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Our support for the #3500LIVES campaign continues, with posters featuring the campaign's important #RoadSafety messages now appearing at key locations across the UK. To find out more about the '10 Golden Rules' of the campaign visit: https://t.co/7HzBtVIe2d #RoadSafetyMatters https://www.fia.com/3500lives

2 Jul 20
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So disappointed on our daily walk to see so many drivers blatently on ther phones, one was even driving with one hand holding steering wheel & phone while other hand was using the phone - not surprised he only saw us at last moment (& we were in high viz!) 🚗📱❌ #3500lives

2 Jul 20
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Weil nichts wichtiger ist als euer Leben💛 Jeden Tag sterben weltweit 3500 Menschen im Straßenverkehr. Viele dieser Unfälle wären vermeidbar. Wir unterstützen daher auch 2020 die @FIARegionI Kampagne #3500LIVES https://www.adac.de/der-adac/verein/corporate-news/fia-kampagne-3500lives/

21 Jul 20
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Today is a big step forward towards recovery. #EUCO

21 Jul 20
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Dodelijk ongeval op A2 door appen achter stuur, zegt OM Wanneer gaan wij de stap nemen en dit probleem echt oplossen? Hoeveel ongevallen en leed accepteren wij nog? Oplossing is er nu de wil om het op te Lossen. #notextingwhiledriving #safedrivepod https://www.omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2454560/Dodelijk-ongeval-op-A2-Beesd-door-appen-achter-stuur

25 Jun 20
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Don’t accept accidents as unavoidable. Article #FleetEurope . SafeDrivePod the soltion for smartphone distraction in traffic. #roadsafety #visionzero #50by30 #safedrivepod FleetEruope Nr1 fleetmagazine

26 Jun 20
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@MarianneDw SafeDrivePod de oplossing voor Auto en Fiets. https://t.co/Kye8vbJZ8m http://Safedrivepod.com

2 Jul 20
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@CemLacin smartphone gebruik in het verkeer is op te lossen. Safedrivepod de sluitende oplossing voor Fiets, Auto truck en bus. Nederlands award winnende oplossing voor verkeersveiligheid. https://t.co/e3wnO1SmTM #notextingwhilebiking campagnes zijn leuk oplossen is beter! http://Www.safedrivepod.com

2 Jul 20
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@remcovvd smartphone gebruik in het verkeer is op te lossen. Safedrivepod de sluitende oplossing voor Fiets, Auto truck en bus. Nederlands award winnende oplossing voor verkeersveiligheid. https://t.co/BXXxNQyn5Z #notextingwhilebiking campagnes zijn leuk oplossen is beter! http://safedrivepod.com

2 Jul 20

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At Stockholm road safety summit, UN officials join global call to end ‘scourge’ of preventable deaths

Road traffic accidents take some 1.35 million lives every year and cost most countries three per cent of their gross domestic product, the top UN health official said on Wednesday as the Third Global Ministerial Conference On Road Safety kicked off.

According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years.
The millions of lives lost every year due to road traffic collisions is “an outrage”, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It is an unacceptable price to pay for mobility”.

Moreover, 93 per cent of the world's road fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these nations have approximately 60 per cent of the world’s vehicles.

“Most road traffic deaths and injuries can be prevented, using tried and tested strategies,” stated the WHO chief. 

“This conference is an opportunity for the world to embrace a new agenda to radically reduce the number of lives lost on our roads and re-think how we can provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all.”

In his opening statement, the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, said the conference “represents an opportunity to link the road safety challenge to other sustainability challenges, such as climate change, health, equality, poverty and human rights”.

Headway on road safety 
Many countries have made progress through road safety management and better legislation around risks – such as speeding, drinking and failing to use seatbelts, and infrastructure – including safer sidewalks and dedicated bicycle lanes.

Positive changes depend on strong leadership and political will at the highest level of government and in close collaboration with civil society and the private sector.

In collaboration with WHO, Sweden hosted the more than 1,700 participants from some 140 countries at the Conference on Road Safety where delegates shared successes and lessons learned, while charting strategic directions for global road safety, and defining ways to fast-track progress around proven strategies to save lives.

The Chairman’s conclusions, called the Stockholm Declaration, were presented by Swedish Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth, and called for strong political will and international cooperation, along with partnerships across society.

It also connects road safety to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, laying out recommendations to accelerate action towards halving global road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.

Previously, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres had said that saving lives by improving road safety was “one of the many objectives of the 2030 Agenda”.

UN Road Safety Fund
The Conference also saw the UN Road Safety Fund unveil 10 new projects that will target key gaps in the road safety systems of 12 countries. With a total budget of nearly $4 million, these projects will scale the Fund’s geographical and programmatic footprint in the coming months.

Maring the occasion, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt said: “When the Fund launched the 2019 Call for Proposals, the Advisory Board, of which I am a member, had one clear priority – projects must demonstrate a chain of results leading to tangible impact on the number of fatalities and injuries on the road. I am convinced that these selected projects will accelerate progress in this direction.” 

Getting serious about road safety 
Meanwhile, Etienne Krug, Director at WHO’s Department of Social Determinants of Health, in a commentary, painted a haunting picture of a new mode of transport that while offering speed and comfort, would kill 1.3 million people per year and injure 50 million more. The UN official explained that half of those killed voluntarily used the system, while the others just happen to be in the vicinity, at “the wrong place at the wrong time”.

“No sane government would permit it!”, he stressed. 

Noting that the declaration from ministers and stakeholders in Stockholm would “pave the way for the necessary political will and additional innovative approaches to drive progress towards halving global road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030”, he said, “Let’s hope the right decision is taken now, so that we can move quickly towards a safe, healthy, and clean transport system for everyone”.

Read full article: 
https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/02/1057721

Photo: UN News | Mikael Ullén

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