Automation in transport, including “self-driving” autonomous vehicles, has the potential to improve the lives of billions of people and transform mobility as we know it. It could enable a safer, more efficient, accessible and ecological means of transport.
The Government of the Russian Federation has announced its decision to make a voluntary contribution of USD 2 million to the UN Road Safety Trust Fund, bringing total pledges to date to USD 19 million.
Road safety stakeholders from around the world have come together to advance the final steps in the operationalization of the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund.
At the turn of their 50th anniversary, the Vienna Conventions on Road Traffic and on Road Signs and Signals from 1968 are more relevant than ever.
Road traffic fatalities in Nigeria kill an estimated 21 out of every 100,000 people, according to WHO estimates. Together with this human cost, an estimated 3% of the country’s GDP is lost to road traffic crashes each year.
Efficient and interconnected transport corridors integrating all transport modes (so-called “intermodal transport”, smoothly integrating sea, rail, road and air) are key to facilitate commercial exchanges and movements of people in a safe, efficient and sustainable way, thus fostering economic activity and sustainable development.
As efforts advance to fully operationalize the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, launched in April 2018, targeted individual actions can help meet urgent needs to improve road safety on the ground.
The Albanian vehicle fleet has increased dramatically within the last ten years, and while the overall number of fatal traffic accidents over the last two years has decreased, the country still faces serious challenges.
Despite significant efforts in recent years with the adaption of national action plans, the state of road safety in Georgia remains worrying, with the number of road accidents and fatalities more than twice as high as the EU average. With a fatality rate of 15.6/100,000 inhabitants in 2016, or almost two fatal accidents per day, traffic accidents are firmly placed in the top five causes of death in Georgia.
Reducing the variations between vehicle emissions measured in laboratory and on-road conditions has become an important dimension of efforts to tackle the environmental and health impact of cars.