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UN Decade of Action for Road safety
Golbal Launch of UN Decade of action for Road safety at
Automobile Association of Upper India
Campaign for Road Safety-Nae Duniya
Campaign for Road Safety-Punjab Kasri
Year lakhs of people die globally on road accident. Automobile Association
of France launched Road Safety Campaign. Road Safety Action plan is
supported by many nation and social institution like World Bank. Global
launch took place in different countries of the world.
WRC Pledges its Support for Road Safety
Action for Road Safety received a major boost yesterday as the stars of the FIA World Rally Championship reaffirmed their support for the campaign by posing for photographs with the FIA's Golden Rules for safer motoring.
Assembled in Lisbon ahead of this weekend's Rally de Portugal, drivers from the sport's leading teams took time out of their preparation to support the FIA campaign. "It's fantastic to be here in Portugal in front of my home crowd and I want to remind them of the importance of road safety," said local hero and WRC Team MINI Portugal driver Armindo Araújo. "I will push to get a great result this week, but when I'm out of my rally car I always follow the FIA's Golden Rules. I'm very pleased to be an ambassador for the FIA's campaign and will do everything I can to support such a worthy cause."
After the group shot Citroën's eight-times World Champion Sébastien Loeb and Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala, winners of the 2012 rounds in Monte Carlo and Sweden respectively, were photographed individually holding a copy of the Golden Rules.
"The FIA Golden Rules are a valuable means to emphasise the importance of safety to road users," said Rally Sweden winner Latvala. "As WRC drivers we are fully focused on competition but must still respect the most basic safety rules such as obeying the speed limit, ensuring everyone wears seat belts and being courteous and considerate to other motorists. The Highway Code rules are there to protect us all and in addition we must all understand that drink driving and texting behind the wheel are totally unacceptable, endangering not only your own life but those on the roads around you."
Action for Road Safety is the FIA's response to the challenge raised by the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety – an overarching campaign intended to prevent five million road deaths and countless injuries in the next ten years. The FIA will task its member clubs from both the sporting and mobility wings of the Federation to carry out ambitious projects to educate, train and raise awareness of road safety issues as part of its commitment to fully support the UN Decade of Action with all the resources at its disposal.
The drivers, co-drivers and teams of the WRC have been enthusiastic backers of the AfRs project. From Mikko Hirvonen speaking to school children during Rally Australia last year, to Dani Sordo and Kris Meeke offering tyre pressure checks to spectators during the 2011 Rallye de France, the Championship has worked tirelessly to promote safe driving wherever it has visited.
The Golden Rules are a list of ten road safety precautions. While basic, the majority of road accidents are caused by a failure to heed one or more of them.