Annual Meeting of the African Network of Road Safety Legislators

Conférence Africaine de la Sécurité Routière

The Annual Meeting of the African Network of Road Safety Legislators  brought together parliamentarians, policy-makers and experts from 10 African countries to strengthen laws and actions to curb the scourge of road crash deaths.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa accounts for 20% of the world’s road crash deaths, 14% of the world’s people and just 3% of the world’s vehicles.

The Network of African Road Safety Legislators Meeting aims to strengthen and align legislation to meet the United Nations global target of halving road crash deaths by 2030.

“The scourge of road crash deaths is an overlooked, under-reported and preventable public health crisis that hits harder in Africa than anywhere else. We must invest adequate resources in ways that put the safety of all road users first. Parliamentarians and policy makers can play a crucial role in ending the road safety crisis by advocating, legislating and educating for improved road safety,” said Dr Yonas Tegegn Woldemarium, WHO Representative in Uganda.

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