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Webinar April 2023

Road safety policy—global perspective

Every year the lives of approximately 1.3 million people are cut short as a result of road traffic crashes. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring permanent disabilities. In October 2021 a new ‘Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021–2030‘ was released as a response to this devastating public health problem.

In this presentation the global road safety policy process will be explored and particularly focus will be on new elements such as Vision Zero/Safe System approach.

About the speaker

Since January 2022, Dr. Matts-Åke Belin is Global Lead for the Decade of Acton for Road Safety at the World Health Organization. Before joining the World Health Organization, he was the Director of the Vision Zero Academy at the Swedish Transport Administration.

Dr. Belin has over 30 years of experience within the Swedish government and primarily worked with overall safety policies, strategies and collaboration with different stakeholders. He has a PhD in public health policy from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Belin is affiliated with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, where he serves as Adjunct Professor in Traffic Safety.

When and how

Friday, 28 April 2023
15:00-16:00 CET (time convertor)

Format: Zoom webinar/meeting

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