Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Delivering “Vision Zero” Road Traffic Injuries
The end of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 marks the start of new forms of international collaboration to avert the continuing and growing epidemic of road traffic injuries, responsible for 1,350,000 fatalities per year. In February 2020, Ministers from over 100 countries reaffirmed the objective to cut road fatalities by at least 50% from 2020 to 2030 in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Key to the success of these commitments is the acknowledgement that no level of death or serious injury is acceptable. Taking human fallibility and vulnerability into account must thus become paramount priorities for all actors of the road transport system. Responsible and accountable road safety leadership at national, regional, and city levels underpin these commitments.
In 2012, recognizing the value of political leadership to drive road safety strategies, His Excellency Abdullah Al-Mogbel, Chairman of International Road Federation (IRF), instituted an annual IRF “Find a Way” Global Road Safety Award that recognizes outstanding commitment to safer roads by national, regional, or city government. Starting in 2021, this Award is presented to one agency per IRF region.
The winner of the IRF “Find a Way Award” will have demonstrated commitment to improve road safety through significant changes in government policy designed to reduce road fatalities and/or serious injuries on a country’s roads. These policies may be related any of the Five Pillars in the Decade of Action strategic plan, such as motorist or pedestrian education, enforcement efforts, vehicle improvements, road improvements including use of best practices and state of the art technologies and/or emergency vehicle response methods.
The National Company for Road Infrastructure Administration (Romania)
The Secretaria de Estado de Transporte e Mobilidade do Distrito Federal (Brazil)
The National Road Traffic Authority of the Dominican Republic
The City of Amsterdam
South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) (Read Full Press Release)
Caminos y Puentes Federales (Capufe), Mexico (Read Full Press Release)
Highways England (Read Full Press Release)
Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Read Full Press Release)
Government of Belize (Read Full Press Release)
Ministry of Transport Trinidad and Tobago
Road Safety Authority Ireland
Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing Commonwealth of Jamaica
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