The European Day Without A Road DeathDaniele D'Onofrio
The Road Safety Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport has just launched a campaign with TISPOL (the European Traffic Police Network) called “EDWARD – the European Day Without A Road Death ”, which is scheduled for the 21st of September 2016, during the Mobility Week (16 – 22 September 2016).
In the days leading up to EDWARD, European Commission wants all road users to think – even for just a few minutes – about the risks they face, the risks they may pose to others and how they can go about reducing those risks: this project can make a significant contribution towards further reducing road deaths and serious injury.
The objective of the campaign is to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious road traffic injuries to the aspirational zero on that day.
Part of the run-up campaign, private and public entities as well as the civil society across the EU are mobilized to organise road safety activities/events/campaigns on that given day or during that week. Any activity promoting road safety culture can be a Road Safety Day, including information and awareness-raising activities in schools and in companies, workshops, conferences and competitions.
The Road Safety Day interactive map hosted on the European Commission website will give visibility to all activities organized across Europe during that week.
If you have a road safety activity to carry out during this day or the mobility week, it can be submitted directly on the campaign website.
You can find more information on the EC’s website or contact them directly.