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Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims 7-8 May 2009 Brussels, Belgium

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  1. Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims7-8 May 2009Brussels, Belgium Introduction of participating agencies

  2. Drive AliveSouth Africa • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media • National campaign for reflective school uniforms • Road safety education through theatre • Lobbied for raising penalties for drunken and reckless driving

  3. Mothers Against Drunk DrivingCanada • Advocacy towards general public through various media on dangers of drinking and driving • Victims services • Campaign 911 to report suspected drunk drivers • Lobbied for legislation for 0.00 BAC restriction for all drivers under 21 years of age

  4. No a Conducir EbrioMexico • Advocacy towards general public through various media on dangers of drinking and driving • Victims services • Supports citizen vigilance programme through alcohol checkpoints in Monterrey • Lobbied for legislation to establish 0.08 BAC limit and related fines and penalties

  5. Umma wa Wapanda BaiskeliTanzania • Advocacy towards cyclists and general public to promote cycling and cycling safety in Dar Es Salaam • Capacity building for cyclists to understand and advocate for their rights • Courses on cycling safety for school students • Development and dissemination of educational materials

  6. ConcienciaMexico • Weekly publication in current affairs in Guadalajara • Dedicated section on road traffic injury prevention • Addresses issues around legislation and corruption as relates to enforcement

  7. Youth Task ForceIndia • Advocacy towards general public through various media • Campaign to promote use of zebra crossings • Development and dissemination of educational materials • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and related web site

  8. Hikmat Road Safety Jordan • Advocacy towards general public • Serves as link between private companies and local administrations to raise funds for targeted road safety projects around specific schools, residences and neighbourhoods • Supported preparation of national road safety strategy

  9. Laser International Senegal • Advocacy towards general public • Organizes sub-regional road safety fora in Africa • Hosts annual road safety film festival • Supported preparation of Senegal's national road safety plan

  10. German Road Safety CouncilGermany • Advocacy towards general public through various media • Develops tailored road safety programmes for children, the elderly, drivers, cyclists… • Contributes to harmonization of road safety efforts across various levels (local, state, national and European Union)

  11. Fondei Ma BoriNiger • Advocacy towards youth, teachers, taxi drivers and general public • Promotes and presented Youth Declaration for Road Safety to Prime Minister on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims • Training young road safety advocates • Support youth in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal

  12. AmendUnited States • Supports a low-cost approach to programme development in Ghana and Tanzania • Primary school road safety instruction • Social marketing of reflectors for primary school children • Programme implementation and evaluation based on science and action

  13. Association for Safe International Road TravelUnited States • Advocacy towards diplomats, students abroad, tourists and general public • Created the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety • Lobbied Congress for resolution on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims • Advises and partners with NGOs in developing countries

  14. Chariots of DestinyKenya • Advocacy towards general public through various media on road safety and accessible transport for people with spinal injuries • Victims services • Led Make Road Safe campaign with more than 10,000 signatories • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

  15. Luchemos por la VidaArgentina • Advocacy towards general public through various media • Primary school road safety training • Lobbied for creation of a National Traffic Safety Agency and various traffic legislation • Development and dissemination of educational materials

  16. Prevencion de Accidentes de TraficoSpain • Advocacy towards general public through various media • Victims services • Implicated Head of State and Prime Minister in placing road safety on their agenda • Lobbied for various traffic legislation

  17. Responsible Young DriversBelgium • Advocacy towards young drivers and general public through various media • Peer to peer education in schools, nightclubs and around youth related events • European Night Without Accident • HEROES European network of young road safety advocates

  18. Association Nationale des Victimes de la RouteLuxemburg • Victims services • Advocacy towards general public through various media • Telephone help line for victims • Lobbied for legislation to establish 0.05 BAC limit and related fines and penalties

  19. Royal Society for the Prevention of AccidentsUnited Kingdom • Advocacy towards general public on the promotion of safety • In road safety, supports efforts to improve the standard of driving and riding • Supports at-work road safety initiatives • In 1981 lobbied for amendment to transport bill making seat-belt wearing compulsory

  20. Hellenic Association for Road Traffic Victim SupportGreece • Victims services • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media • Development of educational materials • Established local Road Safety Committee

  21. Global Transport Knowledge Partnership • Network of transport-related organizations, policy-makers, experts and others working to make effective use of international transport knowledge • Offers free access to sector experts • One stop shop for quality transport knowledge

  22. Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards • Award scheme hosted by HRH Prince Michael of Kent to recognize achievements and innovations in road safety since 1987 • Awardees gain favourable publicity resulting in increases in investment by governments • Winning schemes often replicated in other countries

  23. South Africans Against Drunk DrivingSouth Africa • Advocacy towards general public through various media on dangers of drinking and driving • Offers responsible drinking and driving courses to university students • 2006 recipient of the Road Safety Achievement of the Year Award

  24. You Are What U DoGreece • Advocacy towards teachers and general public • Lobbied for conviction of Greece in European Court for illegally allowing installation of huge advertising posters • Organized mass movement against the construction of highways which do not meet international safety standards

  25. Campaign for Travellers Safety TrustTanzania • Advocacy towards public transport passengers, school children and general public through various media • Primary school road safety instruction • Sensitize public transport passengers on their rights, in particular in the event of a crash • Collect and disseminate information about road safety

  26. Asia Injury Prevention FoundationViet Nam • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media • Lobbied for 2007 helmet law leading to near universal use of helmets and a reduction of 12% in fatalities in 2008 • Since 1999 distributed nearly 450,00 helmets to school children • Expanding operations to Cambodia and Thailand

  27. Al Mustadaama SustainabilityOman • Advocacy towards school children, university students and general public through various media • Development and dissemination of educational materials • Host of a multimedia Arabic/English web site, unique in the Arab world

  28. Project C.A.R.E.S.Philippines • Advocacy towards general public on range of safety, health and environmental issues • In road safety, supports self-sustaining community outreach activities • Development and dissemination of educational materials • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

  29. NAH Zorg Netherlands • Victims services agency with a national network of experts • Advocacy towards school students with victims as guest speakers in class rooms • Supports regional "cafes" where victims and families can share grief and plan future • Supported establishment of a "hotel" for victims and families

  30. European Transport Safety Council • Advocacy towards European Union and general public through identification and promotion of best practice • Lobbies for legislation, most recently the Infrastructure Safety Directive • Contributed to European Union Road Safety Action Programme with targets for 2020 • Lobbies European Union for increased support to NGOs

  31. RoadPeaceUnited Kingdom • Victims services through helpline, guides on post crash legal procedures, and internet and road side memorials • Advocacy towards justice sector and general public through various media • Campaigned against requirement for four fatal crashes before fixed speed camera could be considered (2006) • Lobbied for inclusion of death and serious injury in careless driving charge (2008)

  32. AsotransitoVenezuela • Advocacy towards general public • Victims services • Primary school road safety instruction • Offered defensive driving courses to more than 500 drivers to date

  33. Road and Safety Association Poland • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media • Victims services, including providing equipment to first responders • "Road Accidents – Let's Talk" two-day national activity for students • Equipped medical rescue units with orthopaedic collars

  34. Safety AllianceNigeria • Advocacy towards school students and general public through various media • Partners with Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards to identify awardees • Lobbied for seat-belt and helmet laws • Development and dissemination of educational materials

  35. Association of Families of Road Traffic VictimsCroatia • Victims services • Advocacy towards school students and general public through various media • School road safety instruction • Created "New Approach to Road Safety" document, inspired by Vision Zero, and presented to Prime Minister, parliament and relevant ministers

  36. Safe Journey InstituteSlovenia • Advocacy towards school students and general public through various media • Victims services • School road safety instruction around specific risks • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Injuries

  37. Handicap International • Advocacy towards general public on range of disability issues • Victims services, in particular towards people with disabilities • In road safety, works in South-East Asia since 2000 on information systems, development and dissemination of educational materials, trauma care, and campaigns around specific risks

  38. Association for Safe International Road Travel Kenya • Advocacy towards school students, public transport passengers and general public through various media • Conducted study on ways to empower public transport passengers • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, in 2008 a nationally televised multi-sectoral event involving the former President and other sectors

  39. El-ElyonNigeria • Advocacy towards school students, unions of road transport owners and workers and general public through various media • School road safety instruction • Lobbies government on the need for road signs • Pioneered use of retro-reflective tape on all categories of vehicles in Nigeria

  40. European Cyclists' Federation • Advocacy towards cyclists and general public to promote cycling and cycling safety • Advocates for consideration of cyclists' needs in all aspects of transport planning and management, environment, safety and health • Development and dissemination of educational materials

  41. SecurouteCameroun • Advocacy towards general public through various media • Victims services • Lobbied for radars, alcohol checkpoints, speed bumps and other interventions • Supported adoption of national road safety strategy and five-year plan of action

  42. Vida UrgenteBrazil • Advocacy towards general public through various media • Mobilization of 15,000 volunteers in 27 Brazilian states since 1997 • Peer to peer education in schools, nightclubs and around youth related events • Lobbied for banning of alcohol in convenience stores and petrol stations

  43. Gonzalo Rodriguez Memorial Foundation Uruguay • Advocacy towards school children and general public on range of safety, health and development issues • In road safety, offers "Edu-Car" programme for school children • Lobbied with School Transport Union for three point seat-belts • Development and dissemination of educational materials

  44. ArriveSafeIndia • Advocacy towards school children and general public through various media • Host of "Collision Course" documentary • Development and dissemination of educational materials, including "Your Child's Road Safety Handbook" • Recipient of Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 2006

  45. International Federation of Pedestrians • Advocacy towards pedestrians and general public to promote walking and pedestrian safety • An umbrella organization of national and local pedestrian organizations • Sensitize pedestrians on their rights • Active participant of Working Party on Road Safety of the UNECE

  46. johanna.beBelgium • Advocacy towards pedestrians and general public to promote walking and pedestrian safety • Emphasis on local initiatives, for public footpaths and right-of-way for pedestrians and cyclists and other improvements in infrastructure • Offers a web space for sharing information on ways to improve pedestrian safety

  47. Associazione Italiana Familiari e Vittime della StradaItaly • Victims services • Advocacy towards general public • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims • Lobbied for greater justice for victims, leading to concrete changes in 2008

  48. Spanish Association for the Study of Spinal InjuriesSpain • Advocacy towards general public • Conducts original research on road traffic injury causes and consequences • "It Can Happen To You" prevention campaign and road show already known by 2,000,000 young people across Spain

  49. Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations • Advocacy towards motorcyclists and general public to promote riders' interests • Lobbying towards the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament and other groups • Works with European Standardization Committee to improve testing of road restraint systems (guardrails) • Co-organized with OECD first global meeting on motorcycle safety

  50. La Prévention Routière Internationale • Advocacy towards general public • Hosting of global and regional road safety congresses • Development and dissemination of educational materials, including road safety course for VAMOS Project (Volunteers Always on the Move for Road Safety) to build capacity of volunteer networks