Act for low speeds! 📢 #WDoR2021
Join GRSF in working to save lives on the road
Check out our events & knowledge products for this World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 👇
REMEMBER. SUPPORT. ACT 📢 How can we save lives on the road through safe speeds?
1.35 million people are killed each year globally on the roads. Additionally, approximately 50 million are injured, many of them seriously. These staggering numbers of road crash deaths and serious injuries, which represent the leading cause of death for children and young adults globally, are intensified by the loss to families, friends and societies.
To remember those that are no longer with us or that were severely injured in a road crash, for over 20 years the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year. This year, WDR 2021 puts the spotlight on the reduction of traffic speeds – low speeds, which have the potential to prevent many deaths and serious injuries, in particular those of pedestrians and all other vulnerable road users including children, elderly and persons with disabilities.
The World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) has been responding to the global road safety crisis through funding, capacity building, communications, technical assistance, and advocacy, and is committed towards creating a safer road environment for all. To honor all roads’ victims, during WDR 2021 GRSF aims to bring forward impactful knowledge, stories, evidence-based road safety guidance, publications and tools that may contribute to mitigate this crisis. Check it out 👇
📅 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021
WEBINAR | World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
On November 18, 2021, 8:00 - 9.00 am DC time, the World Bank GRSF team will be conducting a webinar to commerate those who suffered from road crashes, highlight the World Bank response to this global crisis, and hear directly from a road crash victim on the challenges when involved in a road crash.
📅 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021
A Conversation on #RoadSafety
Join us for a conversation with Jean Todt, Said Dahdah, and Hartwig Schafer to discuss the ambitious target of reducing 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030, and how all stakeholders can work together to achieve this vision.
Speed Management Hub
Under the new BIGRS Program 2020-2025, GRSF is the host of the Speed Management Hub. In this platform, the GRSF team provides evidence-based road safety knowledge to help manage speed through infrastructure interventions, effective enforcement, targeted awareness measures, and vehicle technology.
🎬 Speeding Hurts Us All series
NEW VIDEO | Speed hurts us all, and the impact is long-lasting
In this new video, GRSF introduces you to Samuel & Lisa. With their story, learn how Speed Management can help preventing the serious consequences of speeding, like disability.
Speeding hurts us all, and the impact is life-changing
Meet Alexis & Maria 👋 They are the center of the story in this video of the GRSF’s Speed Management Hub. Their story explains in a simple and animated way how a Safe System approach can be put in place to prevent the catastrophic consequences of road traffic injuries through speed management.
NEW BLOG 📰 Why is speed hurting so many people?
“I am an experienced driver, so I can speed and still be safe” or “but won’t lower speeds lead to longer trips?”, are some of the myths that you might be aware of around lower speeds. 🤦♀ We are busting myths in this new blog. Check it out!
Stories that inspired change
In the following 1-minute videos, see how GRSF with support of partners and donors has funded and supported road safety interventions that are saving lives:
Better data for safer roads: The powerful mission of road safety observatories
Reliable safety and traffic data are essential to assess the full nature of the road safety problem, measure the real economic costs associated with road crashes, and design the most cost-effective road safety interventions. Responding to this need, the World Bank and GRSF are supporting the Road Safety Observatories – a formal network of government agencies and focal points to share and exchange road safety data and experience in order to reduce traffic injuries across countries in the region. Learn more in this inspiring video 👉
How a Ghanaian girl's death ignited local leaders to take actions for road safety
Akuba, a first-year student from West Africa Senior High School in Accra, Ghana, was walking to school when she was run over by a speeding taxi on the Madina-Adentan Highway. She lost her life. The incident galvanized the public and ignited local leaders and lawmakers to take up the cause of road safety. With the support of the BIRGS Program 2015-2019, pedestrian footbridges, new speed limits, crosswalks, and installation of traffic lights were completed in an effort to make roads safer in Ghana. Learn more in this inspiring video 👉
Each year 1.35 million people are killed on roads. One major barrier to improving this situation is a lack of understanding of the problem.— Hartwig Schafer (@HartwigSchafer) October 26, 2021
To close the information gap, the #GRSF's Speed Management Hub provides extensive #RoadSafety knowledge ➡️ https://t.co/zgj1j3mxEg pic.twitter.com/1kxAOP9UdB
Let’s #MakeRoadsSafe! There is a need to continue building knowledge base on effective #RoadSafety interventions.— Riccardo Puliti (@riccardopuliti) October 27, 2021
This new guide from the @WorldBank's Global Road Safety Facility offers a range of recommendations with a focus on interventions in #LMICs: https://t.co/MOjkDlG7L3 pic.twitter.com/yGWCAmsmtN
#WDoR2021 📢Better access to #data is essential when it comes to advocating for #RoadSafety, designing strategies, and implementing interventions to SAVE LIVES.— Giannina Raffo (@Gianninaraffo) October 27, 2021
Learn more about the @WorldBank #GRSF support to the Regional Road Safety Observatories: https://t.co/CTYf6PrFfp pic.twitter.com/IZeBD2HlMZ
🛑 Each year, road crashes are responsible for 1.35 million fatalities and injure another 50 million people. The @WorldBank & the Global Road Safety Facility are working closely with countries to stop the crisis—and save lives: https://t.co/TuqFzkHJmW #WDoR2021 pic.twitter.com/q8p7vhos3O— World Bank Transport (@WBG_Transport) October 27, 2021