In April 2014, the U.N. General Assembly has expressed its concern that the number of road traffic deaths still remains unacceptably high, with an estimated 1.24 million lives lost in 2010. Only 7% of the world’s population is covered by adequate laws that address all behavioral risk factors, including the non-use of helmets, safety belts and child restraints, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, inappropriate and excessive speed and the inappropriate use of cellular telephones, including texting while driving.
Half of all road traffic deaths worldwide involve pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists and some developing countries have inadequate infrastructure and insufficient policies in place to protect these vulnerable road users.
The 9th IRF Regional Conference on “Road Safety Initiatives: status and the way forward”, to be held in Delhi on 5 - 6 October 2015, will address these concerns by reviewing the initiatives carried out for Road Safety in India and in the entire region. At its 9th edition this year, the conference will explore in depth the necessary actions needed in the second half of the Decade of Action.
Benefits to participants: The delegates will get ample opportunities for one-to-one interaction with experts, other participants as well as exhibitors, besides renewing contacts and networking, and for seeking solutions to their specific problems.
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