The worldwide campaign “Let’s make safer roads” has been designed by the Foundation of the FIA and is supported by main international organizations related to motoring, education and health. Its objective is to request that the United Nations urgently intervene against the hidden scourge represented by road accidents, on the occasion of the First Week of Worldwide Road Safety of the UN that will take place from April 23rd to 29th this year. The UN General Assembly shall discuss the actions to be implemented with regard to worldwide road safety, during the October 2007 session, devising a resolution that will consider the following aspects:
Safer roads: Governments and loan banks must invest at least 10% of the money stipulated for roads, in road safety. Global action: support to a global action plan for road safety in developing countries. UN summit: holding of a UN summit on road safety at a ministry level, in 2008.
In the entire world, road accidents are the second cause of death of young males, after Aids, with a projection of double the amount of fatalities for 2020. This number may be modified with the implementation of immediate action.
In our country, these fatalities represent the main cause of death from ages 16 to 30. One of the main concerns of the ACA is the implementation and promotion of road education campaigns and programs addressed to the population as a way to make it conscious of the need to drive responsibly. We invite all members to join the campaign online. Log in the web page www.aca.org.ar , just click on the corresponding icon and complete a simple form with your personal data. This individual support will comprise a global nature, so that FIA Foundation may request that the General Secretary of the UN, Ban Kimoon, acknowledge that road accidents represent, at a worldwide level, an epidemic similar to malaria, tuberculosis and even the Aids virus.
The ACA will establish the required means to provide, within the country, the spread of this campaign as well as making the local authorities aware of the importance of establishing road safety as a priority at the local and international level.