Safe International Road Travel

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Rochelle Sobel'in 8 Nisan 2011 günü Sürdürülebilir Ulaşım 2011 Kocaeli'de yaptığı sunum.
Presentation done by Rochelle Sobel on 8 April 2011 during Sustainable Transport 2011 Kocaeli, Turkey

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Safe International Road Travel

  1. 1. Association for Safe International Road Travel ASIRT Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Kocaeli, Turkey Kocaeli, Turkey 6‐8  April 2011 
  2. 2. ARON SOBEL age 25Killed on May 3, 1995 along with 22 other passengers in a bus crash on the Bodrum‐Izmir Highway near Lake Bafa in Turkey
  3. 3. Anatomy of a Crash•The Driver•The Road•The Vehicle•The Time and C di i Th Ti d Conditions•Emergency Medical Response
  4. 4. ASIRT s ASIRT’s Mission ASIRT was founded in 1995 topromote global road safety through education and advocacy - - - - - - - One World – One Road - - - - - - -
  5. 5. Current Global Crisis1.3 Million people are killed in road crashes every yearAn additional 20-50 Million people are injuredOver 1000 young people die every day in road crashesworldwideOver 90% of the world fatalities occur in middle andlow il income countries ti
  6. 6. Predicted road traffic deaths per 100 000 people b region (source WHO) 100,000 l by iREGION 2000 2020 TRENDEast Asia and Pacific 10.9 16.8 54%East Europe & Central Asia 19.0 21.2 12%Latin America & Caribbean 26.1 31.0 19%Middle East & North Africa 19.2 22.3 16%South Asia 10.2 18.9 85%Sub-Saharan Africa 12.3 14.9 21%High Income Countries 11.8 7.8 34%
  7. 7. Five U.N. Resolutions since April 2004 • U.N. General Assembly recognized importance of global road safety; designated World Health Organization as coordinator f road safety issue. O i ti di t for d f t i • Established U.N. Road Safety Collaboration • Focused particular attention on 5 major factors: helmets, seatbelts and child restraints, speed, drinking and driving, and infrastructure • Called for Global Road Safety Week, World Day of Remembrance • Called for Global Ministerial meeting
  8. 8. Goals of the Decade of Action 2011-2020 Stabilize and then reduce the level of road fatalities Avoid more than 5 million deaths and 50 million injuries, saving $3 trillion  Encourage p g political and resource commitments both globally and nationally  Accelerate the adoption of good practices in lower- and middle-income countries
  9. 9. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Road safety manageme m ent Safer ro oads Safer veh hiclesInternational coordination S Safer road users d Pillars of the Decade Impro oved post crash ca t are
  10. 10. ASIRT’s Agenda Civil SocietyCorporations Media International Study Organizations Abroad Governments G t Tourist Medical Industry Community
  11. 11. Strengths of Grassroots NGOs g• Easy multi sector partnering, collaborative multi-sector partnering• Works from bottom up and from top down• Independent commitment• Firsthand knowledge and awareness• Targeted campaigns• Hands on experience• Local focus - know the problems, the community, the resources
  12. 12. Vietnam JordanEgypt ASIRT WORKS AROUNDKenya THE GLOBE Turkey
  13. 13. STATISTICS ON ROAD CRASHES IN TURKEY• Casualties per year: 10,000; Injuries per year: 200,000• Majority of deaths are drivers and passengers in 4-wheel vehicles (55%) ( )• Pedestrians (19%), cyclists and motorcyclists count for one third of all deaths on the road.• Speed, drink-driving, seatbelt- and helmet- wearing laws are inadequately enforced enforced.• Turkey’s road crash rates are 3-6 times higher than those of European Union (EU) countries
  14. 14. Factors Contributing to Turkey Crash Rate (Court of Audits Aug 12, 2008) Audits, 12 • 95% of passengers, 92% of cargo use highways • Speeding, aggressive driving, ignoring lanes, inadequate training • Inadequate traffic signs/lane designations • Lack of adequate enforcement • Better roads have led to increased speeding • Low priority given to pedestrian safety • Low seat belt usage • Lack of adequate bus safety
  15. 15. Road fatalities per 100 million vehicle km.1210 8 6 4 2 0
  16. 16. Popular Tourist DestinationsCOUNTRY FATALITY  RATE How Safe Are TheirMexico 10.4 Roads?Turkey 7.1SpainS i 3.1 31Greece 2.7Italy 2.7 Statistics given inFrance 1.6 fatalities f t liti per 100 Milli MillionGermany 1.6 Vehicle Kms (comparedCanada 0.9 09 to 0 9 in the United 0.9United States 0.9 States)United Kingdom 0.6
  17. 17. ASIRT in TURKEY 
  18. 18. Building Coalitions, Gaining Support RotaryGovernments Medical CommunityEducational I tit tiEd ti l Institutions Community leadersVictims & families Law Enforcement Transport Corporations pMedia Tourism
  19. 19. Local Problems, Local Solutions Building a Safer CommunityCollect dataDetermine priorities SafePlan targeted actions CommunitiesAssign tasksA i t kInstitute interventionEvaluate results
  20. 20. Turkish Rotarytakes the lead in l di road safetyinitiatives
  21. 21. Pedestrian OverpassPedestrian Overpass
  22. 22. Jumping the Median p g
  23. 23. Turkish Highway Traffic Law Article 78/1bMotorcycle drivers and passengers must wear helmets
  24. 24. ROTARY accomplishments in Turkey Established Safe Communities coalitions in 4 Rotary districts (Cankaya, Mersin, Samsun, Eskisehir), formed partnerships with businesses, government, police, medical community, schools/universities, other NGOs Road signs Visible lane markings Traffic Better Increased lights lighting Police Patrols
  25. 25. ROTARY accomplishments in Turkey• Collected and evaluated data on fatal and non-fatal crashes on certain roads• Collected and presented list of black spots to national and local governments• Organized non-speeding and seatbelt campaigns• Campaigned for higher fines for violators• Lobbied for a new traffic bill• Encouraged building of roads with median dividers
  26. 26. ROTARY accomplishments in Turkey• Published a manual on how to establish a Safe Community in Turkey• Involved Roteract (young Rotarians) in road safety projects• Developed university faculty and student involvement Bilkent University
  27. 27. ROTARY accomplishments in Turkey• Introduced road safety programs in schools. Local police participated in training• Created a road safety theater for schools (The l (Th playwright is the Deputy Director of the TNP) i ht i th D t Di t f th• Provided community first-aid training• Advocated for official recognition of Road Safety Week and World Remembrance Day for road crash victims
  28. 28. A Road Safety Education Center and Traffic Park in Denizli – Dayged ISHAD Dayged,A community resource for information and y training in road safety
  29. 29. ASIRT works in TURKEY• Met and corresponded with political leaders, MPs, police, embassies, media, MPs police embassies media university professors, medical community, traffic p planners, Education department, NGOs, , p , , Corporations, World Health Organization, victims• Wrote articles in newspapers• Campaigned to legislate use of child safety seats
  30. 30. Road Safety in Ten CountriesIn 2010, a consortium of partners received funding from The Bloomberg Family g g y Foundation to expand road safety to 10 low- or middle-income countries.ASIRT partners with nongovernmental organizations t mobilize community i ti to bili it supportEMBARQ works with State partners in the area of sustainable transport
  31. 31. RS-10 Goals for Turkey y• Support Turkish government to implement good practices in road safety in order to reduce deaths, injuries and disabilities• Focus on speed control and increasing seat-belt-wearing rates i th cities of t b lt i t in the iti f Afyonkarahisar and Ankara
  32. 32. RS-10: ASIRT in TURKEY• Along with local groups, conduct public awareness campaigns to improve the current low compliance rates for child restraint usage – Afyon (2.4%) and Ankara (11.7%) – by: – publicizing the 2009 child restraint law in Turkey Turkey, – emphasizing the importance of using child restraints, and – demonstrating their p p usage g proper g• Foster the creation of road safety y organizations within universities• Conduct seminars on speed reduction and seatbelt use
  33. 33. A call to actionWhoWh saves a life saves lif the world entire 1995 2010
  34. 34. Embracing the World

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