London prepares for Global Road Safety Week

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Road safety teams and stakeholders across the Capital are preparing for UN Global Road Safety Week 2017, which gets underway on Monday.

The bi-annual event (8-14 May), which asks drivers to #SlowDown, is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety on 11 May 2011.

Global Road safety Week is organised by the UN Road Safety Collaboration, which was set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2004 to ‘discuss global road safety issues’ and ‘facilitate international cooperation and strengthen global and regional coordination among UN agencies’.

The 2017 Global Road Safety Week will set out to ‘increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action on measures to address speed, thereby saving lives’.

In support of the week, road safety stakeholders and groups across London have organised special events, all of which can be viewed on an interactive map on the Global Road Safety Week website.

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10 May 2017
Speed summit (RoadSafe)

This summit, organised by RoadSafe, will review six programmes which have won Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards for their success in changing the behaviour of road users by encouraging them to slow down, and recommend what more can be done.

8 May 2017
Launch of the Manifesto #4RoadSafety: priorities for road safety and legislation 2020 and beyond

More info to be made available next week.

8-12 May 2017
Community Roadwatch
London Borough of Southwark

  • 8 May: Forest Hill Road Junction with Brenchley Gardens
  • 9 May : Sydenham Hill Rd Junction with Cresent Wood Rd
  • 10 May: Grange Rd Junction with Dunton Rd SE1
  • 11 May: Southwark Bridge Rd Junction with Sawyer Street SE1
  • 12 May: Herne Hill Junction with Holmdene Ave 

All events are taking place between 4-6pm.

16-17 May 2017
Road safety awareness days
South Acton

Staff at the South Acton Children’s Centre will be discussing road safety with parents and carers. They will also be measuring and weighing the children and distributing information about the recent changes to child car seat legislation.

Contact details for all events featured are available on the Global Road Safety Week website.