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FEVR Press Release for WDoR2017

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Sunday, 19th November 2017 This year again, millions of people killed on the world’s roads and many millions injured will be remembered on World Day – a Day now observed throughout the whole world. Theme for WDR 2017: From Global Remembrance to Global Action across the Decade […]

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BRSI becomes VIAS

The Belgian Road Safety Institute becomes Vias institute, the organisation that is taking over the role of BRSI after 30 years. Karin Genoe, CEO: “The change of name is the final part of a process that we put in motion six years ago. Today, I can look back with much satisfaction at what we have […]

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Significant efforts 4 Road Safety are urgently needed

20.6.2017 Brussels; ETSC PIN Report ( Road Safety Performance INdex) The number of road deaths has declined by only just 1% since 2013. Since 2014, progress has virtually ground to a halt. 2016 was the third consecutive poor year for road safety: 25,670 people lost their lives on EU roads compared to 26,200 the previous […]

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Serious Injury Target endorsed by Transport Minister Council in Luxemburg

8.6.17 Luxemburg This morning the European Union transport ministers have formally agreed to set a target of halving the number of serious injuries on roads in the EU by 2030 from their 2020 level. More: st09994 en17 Commission PR Ministers also formally endorsed the Valletta declaration on improving road safety, issued at an informal meeting organised […]

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Today Start of 4. UNGRSW

Today stats the 4th United Nations Global Road Safety Week message from WHO General Director message from UN Special RS Envoy  Special Message from Jean Todt, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety for the 2017 Global Road Safety Week. The theme of the 2017 Global Road Safety Week is #SlowDown to save lives. […]

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Global Alliance 5th Meeting in KL

Fifth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 3-6 April About 200 delegates from 140 GA member NGO’s from 70 different countries were participating FEVR was hosting the WDR workshop and a full day Symposium on Post Crash response. Presentation will be soon on the […]

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Jeannot’s Blog March 2017

I thought to write a monthly blog to deal with my thoughts on actual topics related to road safety, especially vulnerable road users and also about Road Traffic Victims concerns. Here is N°1: Less is more: Reduce car traffic in urban areas “Cities around the world are beginning to realise that by getting more people walking […]

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EU Day for Victims of Crime

Today 22. February is the European day for Victims of Crime                                  The Victims’ Rights Directive The New EU rules on victims’ rights that apply since 16 November 2015 should bring major changes in the way victims of crime are […]

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EU transport ministers for vehicle safety improvements

As the ETSC ( European Transport Safety Council ) announced today in a press release EU transport ministers from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and The Netherlands have called on the European Commissioner for industry Elżbieta Bieńkowska to ‘speed up’ plans to upgrade vehicle safety standards saying road safety should be ‘top priority’.   […]

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RoadPeace is 25 years old today

The RoadPeace helpline is 25 years old today!         http://www.roadpeace.org The UK’s charity RoadPeace began its official work for road crash victims on 8th February 1992 and launched the first helpline for Britain’s road crash victims.   It was founded by Brigitte Chaudhry and established as a strong campaigning organization during her 16 […]

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