CITA renews its GRSF contribution to build safer roads
February 20, 2020
“Today, we are renewing our contribution to the Global Road Safety Facility of the World Bank: we are delighted to share with you values on road safety for all, and we thank you for helping us to demonstrate that having safe and clean cars is feasible. We very much look forward to keeping on working together to achieve 2030’s targets”. With these words CITA President G. Müller renovated CITA involvement in road safety and environment protection at World Bank’s side.
This donation ceremony took place last Monday – 17 February 2020 – during the CITA’s side event “Road Map for Safer Vehicles 2030” in the frame of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference of Road Safety in Stockholm.
More than 60 delegates from around the world participated at the 3 sessions of the event.
The first session, focused on the progress during the UN decade of action 2011-2020, was began with introductory of David Ward, President of the TZF/Global NCAP, on regulatory action since 2011, and followed by the presentation of Alejandro Furas, Secretary General Global NCAP, on the Role of New Car Assessment Programmes.
The theme of session 2 was on priority action for vehicle safety to 2030: “Best Available Safety Technologies” by Dr Stefan Benz – representing the Stop Crash Partnership, “Whole-life Vehicle Compliance” by Gerhard Müller – CITA President, “Improving the Safety of Imported Used Vehicles” by Dr Soames Job – Global Road Safety Lead and Head of the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, and “Fleet safety – Vehicle Selection Priorities to 2030” by Jess Truong – Vice President TZF/Global NCAP, were the items treated.
At the end, in panel discussion with Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim -Secretary General ASEAN NCAP, Nils Lübbe – Director of Research Autoliv, David Harkey – President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, David Ward – President of the TZF/Global NCAP, Gerhard Müller – CITA President and Matthew Baldwin – European coordinator for road safety/sustainable mobility and Deputy Director General at European Commission, was highlighted the inter alia potential of crash avoidance systems and intelligent speed assistance to contribute to halving deaths and serious injuries #50by30, and the importance of voluntary action by car makers.