The May Issue of the Institute of Transport Engineers Journal includes an iRAP feature authored by CEO Rob McInerney on Vision Zero and Results-Based Financing of Safe System Action Worldwide.
The United Nations will hold the first ever High-level Meeting on Global Road Safety at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA on June 30 – 1 July this year. Why? Sadly, road crashes are the largest killer of young people worldwide. An estimated 1.3 million people are killed each year on the world’s roads and an additional 50 million people suffer life-altering injuries. The injuries include severe brain injury, quadriplegia, limb fractures, amputations, and degloving that add an estimated USD$6 billion of new lifetime costs to families, as well as to the health, welfare, and insurance sectors every day.
The journal article discusses the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, Global Road Safety Performance Targets and need for global attention at the highest level for results-based financing to halve road deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
ITE Journal is published monthly by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. It is written by and for transportation engineers, transportation planners, and others responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on our surface transportation systems.