Every six seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world's roads. Nine in ten casualties occur in developing countries, many are children.
Supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals’ road safety targets (3.6 & 11.2) and the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, our Road Safety Fund facilitates alliances between private sector donors and NGOs to support road injury prevention programmes in countries and communities working to defeat this growing epidemic of road traffic death and injury.
Hosted as a ring-fenced fundraising initiative at the FIA Foundation, and managed in partnership with the World Health Organization, our Fund works with some of the world’s leading companies and road safety NGOs to support advocacy and design and deliver evidence-based capacity building projects and injury prevention pilot programmes.
10 year old Phuc suffered bumps and grazes when his father’s motorcycle was involved in a crash on the way home from school. But his injuries could have been much worse…or even fatal. Thanks to a child’s motorcycle helmet and safety training provided by the Vietnam Helmet Vaccine Initiative, Phuc is still alive, learning and laughing at school with his friends.
Just US$15 or £10 will pay for a life-saving helmet and the in-schools training programme that goes with it. This is just one example of the road safety interventions that you can support through the Road Safety Fund.
Describing global road death and injury as a "major public health problem with a broad range of social and economic consequences which, if unaddressed, may affect the sustainable development of countries and hinder progress towards the Millennium Development Goals" the UN General Assembly proclaimed the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 in a landmark Resolution co-sponsored by 100 countries.
Officially launched on 11 May 2011, the Decade of Action has the official goal of 'stabilising and then reducing' global road traffic fatalities by 2020. Find out more >