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ETSC Statement: The Russian Federation must step aside from its lead negotiating role on road safety at the UN General Assembly

ETSC Statement: The Russian Federation must step aside from its lead negotiating role on road safety at the UN General Assembly

On 30 June and 1 July 2022, the UN General Assembly is holding a High-Level Meeting on Road Safety. Since hosting the 1st Ministerial on Road Safety in Moscow in 2009, the Russian Federation has led UN GA deliberations on successive resolutions and will do so again in the process of deciding on a Member States’ Declaration to be adopted at the next High Level Meeting. Following the illegal invasion […]

A new UN Global Road Safety Target – to reduce deaths and serious injuries by 50% by 2030

A new UN Global Road Safety Target – to reduce deaths and serious injuries by 50% by 2030

The UN General Assembly has adopted a new resolution on road safety, co-sponsored by 55 governments. The resolution proclaims the period 2021–2030 as the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety, with a goal of reducing road deaths and serious injuries by at least 50% between 2021 and 2030. The resolution calls for action to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries as a pressing development priority. It also endorses the […]

Latest UN child seat standard agreed for 2019

Latest UN child seat standard agreed for 2019

The third phase of new UN regulations covering the safety of child car seats has been agreed and will come into force next year. The new additions to the R129 standard cover baby and toddler seats held in position by a seatbelt, i.e. not attached to Isofix mounting points found on newer cars.   Child seats built to this new standard would be a safer option for parents with older cars […]

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