EFA at IRTE
EFA has been invited to chair the 7th session in to the Launching Event and Working Session of the Global Road Safety Initiative, organized by the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in partnership with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, and in association with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The event has taken place from the 4th to the 6th of December 2023 at IRTE’s College of Traffic Management, Surajkund Badhkal Road, Faridabad, National Capital Region of Delhi, India.
Traditionally, the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (earlier known as Working Party 1 or WP.1) had convened semi-annually at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva in March and September to introduce amendments to the 1949 and 1968 Conventions on Road Traffic and the 1968 Convention on Road Signs and Signals through the adoption of Resolutions. In 2013, in a significant development within this established pattern, the United Nations decided to convene a Special session at IRTE’s College of Traffic Management from December 4th to December 6th, 2013. To hold this event, a dedicated facility called the “Road Safety Hall of Nations” was inaugurated at the College in the presence of esteemed members from all across the globe, witnessing the participation of thirty-eight nations. The outcomes of that special session have been mirrored in several chapters of the Resolution on Road Traffic, where dedicated attention has been paid to the challenges and guidelines promoting Road Safety principles across other regions of the world and to implement the SDG target 3.6 and 11.2 of the UN Agenda 2030. Many thanks to INSTITUTE OF ROAD TRAFFIC EDUCATION and to Luciana Iorio for the opportunity given to EFA.
In mid-December, the general assembly of UCA, the Moldovan association of driving schools, took place in Chisinau. The EFA presidency participated with the presence of Stefan Ebner. Read the statement by Moldovan President Oleg Cojocaru.
Global status report on road safety 2023
The Global status report on road safety 2023 details the scale of global road traffic deaths, and progress in advancing laws, strategies and actions to reduce them around the world.
The fifth report in a series, it provides an overview of progress between 2010 and 2021, and sets a baseline for the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 target of halving road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. The report shows that the number of road traffic deaths has fallen slightly to 1.19 million per year, and that efforts to improve road safety are having an impact. Yet the price paid for mobility remains far too high, and urgent action is needed if the goal of halving road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030 is to be achieved.
At COP28, UNECE and partners highlight need to decarbonize inland transport and how UN tools and legal instruments can help
The global transport sector has the highest reliance on fossil fuels of any sector. In 2021 it accounted for almost one fourth of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The road transport sector, including passenger cars, buses, heavy and light duty commercial vehicles, is the major GHG contributor of the transport sector, accounting for approximately 77% of global transport related GHG emissions.
New but Used: The Electric Vehicle Transition and the Global Second-hand Car Trade
This report analyses the global trade in used cars and how the transition to electric vehicles may impact it. The analysis explores the quality and age of used vehicles traded globally and maps out how they are traded from developed economies to emerging markets. The report reviews recent importer and exporter policy announcements and uses quantitative analysis, for the first time, to understand how policies may impact the flows of used vehicles between countries. It evaluates potential scenarios of electric vehicle adoption in emerging economies through used vehicle imports.
MSA GB National Conference on March 2024
Taking place in-person on 22nd – 23rd March 2024, our annual conference is set to be bigger and better than ever, as we bring together delegates from across the UK, to meet with leading figures from the motoring and road safety community. Each one ready to impart their knowledge, opinions, and expertise to our attendees. Alongside a jam-packed day of presentations and interactive workshops, there’ll also be a full schedule of entertainment and leisure activities, so you’ll have plenty of time for networking and to catch up with old friends and forge new connections. Read more here.
30th ITS World Congress – Mobility Driven by ITS – Call for Contributions
Be the catalyst of change and shape tomorrow’s mobility with your contribution! Present groundbreaking research, showcase visionary projects, and drive dynamic discussions in the Technical Programme of the Congress.
Global truck driver shortage to double by 2028, says new IRU report
The shortage is forecast to get much worse in the coming years. Without action to attract and retain drivers, over 7 million truck driver positions could be unfilled by 2028 in the surveyed countries, including 4.9 million in China (20% of total positions), 745,000 in Europe (17% of total positions), and 200,000 in Türkiye (28% of total positions).
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety – Strategic Plan 2024-2030
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety launched a strategic plan for the period 2024-2030 that sets out the vision, mission, and how these will be achieved during the remaining years of the Decade of Action 2021-2030. The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) is a network of more than 300 civil society organizations working for road safety, rights of road traffic victims, and safe mobility in over 100 countries. The Alliance is the primary global civil society advocacy voice for road safety. It leads a respected, united, and credible global network of NGOs focused on road safety, road victims, and safe mobility. Through globally coordinated advocacy, information sharing, and capacity building, it has successfully strengthened the voice of civil society and built member NGOs’ capacity to contribute meaningfully to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the reduction of deaths and suffering caused by road crashes.