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Improving Road Safety and Transports Systems in Cities
A Learning Exchange on "Improving Road Safety and Transport Systems in Cities," is currently underway at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Hosted by eThekwini Municipality in partnership with UNITAR, CIFAL Durban and MILE, the aim of the event is to have an open discussion on major risk factors that impact road safety and for an exchange of best practices and measures to effectively address such factors.
 
eThekwini Municipality, Cllr Thando Khuzwayo welcomed delegates to the Road Safety Learning Exchange saying that road safety is a shared responsibility which does not belong to one institution, or only to Government.
 
“It must involve all road users, NGO’s, professionals and the business sector. The city welcomes the Global Road Safety Partnership’s activities and supports the United Nations’ Decade of Action to halve the number of road deaths by 2020,” said Cllr Khuzwayo.
 
Africa continues to have the highest road traffic death rates (26.6 per 100,000 thousand), followed by Eastern Mediterranean countries (19.9), Western Pacific region (17.3), South-East Asia (17.0), and the Americas region (15.9). Improving road safety therefore needs a global response.
 
Speakers at the opening session of the Road Safety and Transport systems agree that road safety is everyone's business and all role players have to take action. Road user behaviour and attitudes prove to be the biggest hurdle.
In his presentation, Head eThekwini Municipal Academy, Dr Mpilo Ngubane mentioned the importance of the 2030 Agenda, specifically SDG 11.
 
“The 2030 Agenda also calls for “Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and Sustainable” (SDG 11) and sets as a target to “provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons (Target 11.2).”
 
According to the World Health Organisation road traffic injuries claim more than 1.2 million lives each year with a disproportionate impact on health and development. They are the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally and the leading cause among young people aged between 15 and 29 years, costing governments approximately 3% of GDP and 5% in low- and middle-income countries.
 
 
View presentations below:
 
 

 Presentations: Improving Road Safety and Transports Systems in Cities

 
  
  
  
Day 1.1-Eric Apelgren.pdf
  
22/03/2017 13:02
Day 1.2-Fikile Sithole.pdf
  
22/03/2017 13:24
Day 1.3-Dr. Pieter Venter.pdf
  
22/03/2017 13:24
Day 1.4-Ravina Sewlal.pdf
  
22/03/2017 13:14
Day 1.5-Durban Metro Police.pdf
  
22/03/2017 14:16
Day 1.6-Zanele Njapha.pdf
  
22/03/2017 14:17
Day 1.7-Thompson Ricky.pdf
  
22/03/2017 14:16
Day 1.8-Simon Harlord Kalolo.pdf
  
22/03/2017 14:16
Day 2.1-Dr. Othon Sanchez.pdf
  
23/03/2017 12:45
Day 2.2-Logan Moodley.pdf
  
23/03/2017 12:46
Day 2.3-Horst Heimstädt.pdf
  
23/03/2017 12:46
Day 2.4.pdf
  
23/03/2017 14:42
Day 2.5-Logan Moodley.pdf
  
23/03/2017 12:47
Day 2.6- Mosa Mkhize.pdf
  
23/03/2017 12:47
Day 2.7 Dr Timothy Hardcastle.pdf
  
27/03/2017 15:07
From Learning to Action2.pdf
  
24/03/2017 08:51

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