United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety

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 Linked to another web site

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. CARRS-Q will be actively participating via the launch of its new Queensland-wide campaign "Watch your Pace when Sharing Space":

When: Friday 12 May 2017
Where: John Scott Park, Station Road, Samford Village, QLD

RACQ and Kidsafe have partnered with us for this event where we will be encouraging sharing of the road to improve interactions between vehicles and people.


United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety

Support the Decade of Action

To find out how you can support the Decade of Action for Road Safety, visit www.decadeofaction.org Linked to another web site and www.makeroadssafe.org Linked to another web site, watch the launch video Linked to another web site and follow #roadsafetydecade Linked to another web site and @UNRSC Linked to another web site on Twitter.

The United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Linked to another web site site has more information, including a list of events happening in Australia Linked to another web site.


Global Launch

The global launch of the Decade of Action took place on 11 May 2011. Read the RACQ Media Alert [PDF, 69KB].

UN Decade of Action for Road Safety Launch Breakfast
To officially launch the Decade of Action in Queensland, Australia, a breakfast was held at Parliament House on 11 May 2011. Hosted by the Minister for Transport and Multicultural Affairs, this event was supported by CARRS-Q, RACQ, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Police Service, Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Leighton Contractors and iRap.

To mark the launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, CARRS-Q, in partnership with other road safety related agencies in Queensland, organised to project the Decade of Action logo on the front of Brisbane City Hall.


Video: Network TEN News live weather cross with Amanda McLeay on 10 May, 2011.  Read the transcript (opens in a new window)


For further information, please contact Kim Smith, Marketing and Events Officer on 07 3138 4568 or email k31.smith@qut.edu.au.


UN Decade of Action for Road Safety logo projected onto Brisbane City Hall