The United Nations has proclaimed 2011 - 2020 to be the Decade of Action for Road Safety in an effort to address the global epidemic of deaths and serious injuries on the world's roads.
One person every six seconds is killed or seriously injured, with nine out of ten road deaths and injuries taking place in developing countries.
CARRS-Q is working with the UN and stakeholders around Australia to acknowledge the Decade of Action and continue our efforts to reduce the road toll both in Australia and overseas.
Read the CARRS-Q press release
CARRS-Q also supported the UN Global Road Safety Week which was held on 4-10 May 2015.
Professor Barry Watson, a former Director of CARRS-Q, spoke to the United Nations General Assembly in support of a special resolution to improve global road safety on 15 April, 2016.
The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held 8-14 May 2017, with the theme “speed management”. With 328,000 people dying on the regions roads every year, making it the leading cause of death for those aged 15-49, we at WHO we strongly encourage the organization of activities to commemorate this day and advocate for the prevention of road traffic injuries. CARRS-Q will be actively participating via the launch of its new Queensland-wide campaign "Watch your pace when sharing space".