Time for Action: Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020
Tragic deaths and the misery and grief they cause are not inevitable. They can be prevented, if measures are taken by governments, police, health practitioners and all road users to improve safety.
The United Nations General Assembly introduced the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and set the goal for the decade: “to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world” by 2020.
Millions of deaths could potentially be prevented as a result.
To support the Decade of Action goal, transportation leaders in the United States created the National Strategy on Highway Safety and the Toward Zero Deaths approach.