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Webinar on UN Global Road Safety Week (17th May to 23rd May) Organised by IHIF

- Vinod Kumar, Health Reporter
It can not be more devastating than to know that everyday we lose 700 kids globally on our killer roads. Keeping this fact in view, this time UN Global Road Safety week has kept its theme Love 30, which implies limiting vehicle speed to 30Km/H in restricted areas like, school zone, hospitals, residential area, market place, construction site and other vulnerable areas.  

As a part of the UN Global Road Safety Week, IHIF organized webinars to educate people from various fields on this subject. People from the community were also made aware of this subject. IHIF's effort and pioneering work in the field of Road Safety was appreciated by Shri K. C. Gupta, Add. Secretary, MORTH, Government of India.

“Streets for Life”  is the slogan chosen for the 6th UN Global Traffic Safety Week, which this year is celebrated between 17 and 23 May, to call for 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns and villages worldwide.

The Week will be the occasion to garner policy commitments at national and local levels to deliver 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits in urban areas; generate local support for such low speed measures in order to create safe, healthy, green and liveable cities; and highlight the links between 30 km/h speed limits and attainment of a number of Sustainable Development Goals, including those on health, education, infrastructure, sustainable cities, climate action and partnerships.

The UN General Assembly mandated WHO and the UN regional commissions to plan and host periodic UN Global Road Safety Weeks. Held since 2007, the #Love30 campaign of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week.

The Week will also  be the officially launch the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 and its Global Plan, which will align with the Stockholm Declaration, emphasizing the importance of a holistic approach to road safety and calls for improvements ongoing design of roads and vehicles; improving laws and law enforcement on behavioral risks, such as speeding and alcohol and driving; and providing timely emergency care for the injured. The Action Plan will also reflect the Stockholm Declaration's encouragement of policies to promote walking, cycling and the use of public transport as inherently healthy and environmentally friendly modes of transport.

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