Together for Safer Roads Global Coalition - White Paper 2015

The Private Sector Global Coalition Together for Safer Roads (TSR) composed by 11 leading global companies has recently published a White Paper titled "Investing in Road Safety - A global imperative for the private sector", setting the orientations and priorities of the TSR Coalition for advancing road safety in the world. This White Paper was prepared by the TSR's Expert Panel composed by international road safety experts, with the active participation of NTUA Prof. George Yannis.

 In this White Paper, TSR’s Expert Panel assesses progress since the United Nations General Assembly established the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety in 2010, identifies gaps, and discusses the role of the private sector in advancing road safety.


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Together for Safer Roads Global Coalition - White Paper 2015

IRTAD - Why Does Road Safety Improve When Economic Times Are Hard? 2015

The International Road Traffic and Accident Database Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD) published a Report on Why Does Road Safety Improve When Economic Times Are Hard?. In this Report previous studies were reviewed and new ones are presented demonstrating that there is clear evidence that when economic growth declines, and particularly when unemployment increases, road safety improves, particularly among young people.

Furthermore it was found that the economic downturn in 2009-10 may well have contributed to about two-thirds of the decrease in road fatalities since 2008. It is suggested that policy makers need to take careful account of these results when setting up road safety targets and when designing road safety strategies for the future. NTUA has contributed actively to the preparation of this Report.


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IRTAD - Why Does Road Safety Improve When Economic Times Are Hard? 2015

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