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Safe International Road Travel

Safe International Road Travel



Rochelle Sobel'in 8 Nisan 2011 günü Sürdürülebilir Ulaşım 2011 Kocaeli'de yaptığı sunum....

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 Safe International Road Travel Presentation Transcript

    • Association for Safe International Road Travel ASIRT Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Transportation Kocaeli, Turkey Kocaeli, Turkey 6‐8  April 2011 
    • 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
    • Anatomy of a Crash•The Driver•The Road•The Vehicle•The Time and C di i Th Ti d Conditions•Emergency Medical Response
    • ASIRT s ASIRT’s Mission ASIRT was founded in 1995 topromote global road safety through education and advocacy - - - - - - - One World – One Road - - - - - - -
    • 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
    • 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%
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • ASIRT’s Agenda Civil SocietyCorporations Media International Study Organizations Abroad Governments G t Tourist Medical Industry Community
    • 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
    • Vietnam JordanEgypt ASIRT WORKS AROUNDKenya THE GLOBE Turkey
    • 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
    • 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
    • Road fatalities per 100 million vehicle km.1210 8 6 4 2 0
    • 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
    • ASIRT in TURKEY 
    • Building Coalitions, Gaining Support RotaryGovernments Medical CommunityEducational I tit tiEd ti l Institutions Community leadersVictims & families Law Enforcement Transport Corporations pMedia Tourism
    • Local Problems, Local Solutions Building a Safer CommunityCollect dataDetermine priorities SafePlan targeted actions CommunitiesAssign tasksA i t kInstitute interventionEvaluate results
    • Turkish Rotarytakes the lead in l di road safetyinitiatives
    • Pedestrian OverpassPedestrian Overpass
    • Jumping the Median p g
    • Turkish Highway Traffic Law Article 78/1bMotorcycle drivers and passengers must wear helmets
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • A Road Safety Education Center and Traffic Park in Denizli – Dayged ISHAD Dayged,A community resource for information and y training in road safety
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • A call to actionWhoWh saves a life saves lif the world entire 1995 2010
    • Embracing the World