Sulayem makes UK visit to support UN Global Road Safety Week

Sulayem makes UK visit to support UN Global Road Safety Week

23.04.2007: Sulayem makes UK visit to support UN Global Road Safety Week

Michael Schumacher and UK road safety groups join Tony Blair in calling for UN conference on global road deaths

Mohammed Ben Sulayem: "Strong measures are needed."

 

Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Automobile and Touring Club and a strong road safety campaigner, was in London today to back a major initiative in the battle against the spiralling problem of road deaths.

Michael Schumacher, seven times world champion and member of the Commission for Global Road Safety, joined UK road safety organisations to launch the Make Roads Safe campaign’s global petition which is calling for a UN conference on global road safety, a demand endorsed in a video statement by Prime Minister Tony Blair.

At the start of the first ever UN Global Road Safety Week, the Make Roads Safe campaign, which Sulayem was in London to support, has warned that road deaths are becoming the new disease of the global young and poor.

Globally, road crashes are now the leading cause of death for young people aged 10-25, and over a thousand young people are killed on the roads every day, according to the World Health Organisation.

"This is very disturbing, and the problem is highlighted in the Middle East where statistics show we have the highest traffic fatality rate in the world amongst young men," said Sulayem. "Strong measures are needed to tackle this problem, and I’m very happy to be lending my support to a campaign which will do a great deal to raise awareness and have a positive influence on people around the world."

In the UK, 70 children are still being killed or seriously injured every week. Each year road traffic crashes kill 1.2 million people, more than 90% of whom come from low and middle income countries. Worst affected are the poor and vulnerable road users. In the UK, for example, children in deprived areas are three times more likely to be hit by a motor vehicle.

Michael Schumacher said: "A thousand young people under the age of 25 die every day on the roads. Road crashes kill on the scale of Malaria or Tuberculosis, yet the international community has not woken up to this horrific waste of life."

In a video statement, Prime Minister Tony Blair said: "Every minute of every day a child is killed or seriously injured on the world’s roads. Road crashes are the second leading cause of death for young men after HIV/AIDS, and in some African countries more than 70% of those killed on the roads are young breadwinners.

This week the international Make Roads Safe campaign officially launches a petition calling for the UN to act on road deaths, and aims to secure at least 1.2 million signatures – the number of people killed on the roads each year – by the time the UN General Assembly debates road safety in November.

 

- Tony Lewis , Total Communications - also photo

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