The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims drew pedestrian safety advocates, victims’ family and friends and survivors who all stood together to demand city leaders do more to keep streets safe for all people.
Isaac Mutashi, the Executive Director for SDAF, said he was deeply humbled by those who stood behind him during the procession on the steps of City Hall where victims, survivor ,first responders channel their unimaginable loss to action by raising awareness of the devastation of traffic violence and they demand change in transport sector.
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year. It is a high-profile global event to remember the many millions who have been killed and seriously injured on the world’s roads and to acknowledge the suffering of all affected victims, families and communities millions added each year to countless millions already suffering: a truly tremendous cumulative toll.
This Day has also become an important tool for governments and all those whose work involves crash prevention or response to the aftermath of crashes, since it offers the opportunity to demonstrate the enormous scale and impact of road deaths and injuries, call for an end to the often trivial and inappropriate response to road death and injury and advocate for urgent concerted action to stop the carnage.
Representatives from national governments, NGOs, the private sector, and academia have been taking part in a two-day training workshop designed to equip and mobilize different partners to join forces to improve road safety data in Kenya. The data training culminated in a joint concrete action plan to assess risks, improve conditions, and advocate for greater road safety around schools.
The participating organizations were invited because of the roles they play in road safety, strategy, or infrastructure. Stimulating partnerships between these diverse organizations will improve data quality, increase available resources, and promote data sharing. The training is part of the LEARN (Learn, Examine, Review, Act, Replicate, Network) project, a joint initiative from the International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) and the Global Alliance made possible thanks to the support of FIA Road Safety Grant Program.
Safedrive Africa Foundation is taking a more strategic direction when looking at road safety, environmentally friendly and sustainability by engaging in a variety of initiatives aimed at addressing local road safety issues.
Part of this operations includes educating the motorist towards reducing excess and inappropriate speed on roads especially near school zones UN Global Road Safety Week.
The Third UN Global Road Safety Week (4-10 May) focuses on improving road safety for children through the #SaveKidsLives campaign. The initiative aims to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads and generate action to improve their safety.