Requested by the United Nations General Assembly, the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week was held from 6-12 May 2019. The Week focused on leadership for road safety.

It is widely acknowledged that stronger leadership for road safety is needed to achieve the Global Goals. Therefore it launches action through the ongoing campaign: Save Lives – #SpeakUp.

The #SpeakUp campaign provides an opportunity for civil society to generate demands for strong leadership for road safety, especially around concrete, evidence-based interventions which will save lives.

It will also inspire leaders to take action by showcasing strong leadership for road safety within governments, international agencies, NGOs, foundations, schools and universities and private companies.

ACTA fully supports this campaign!

JeanTodt, the FIA President and the UN Special Envoy for Road Safety calls on all of us to #SpeakUp for #roadsafety during @UNGRSW to end this global epidemic.

F1 drivers advocate for #RoadSafety!

A strong advocate for the promotion of the FIA’s messages on road safety, the motor sport community supported the fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week as FIA Formula One drivers competing in the Spanish Grand Prix gathered for a family photo before the start of the race in Barcelona.

Earlier last week, they had already acted as ambassadors for road safety with the release of the “F1 Drivers Advocate for Road Safety” video shedding light on some of the key FIA’s Golden Rules for Road Safety.

Watch the video below of the F1 drivers who advocate for #RoadSafety!

Leadership for road safety is a key component of efforts at national and local levels and will be an important theme during the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety to be hosted by the Government of Sweden in Stockholm on 19-20 February 2020.

Click here to see how you can get involved - Speak up and save lives