Tagged: Road Safety

EVENT: UN Road Safety Week

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week and its’ campaigns are coordinated by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, chaired by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Weeks…

EVENT: World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it…

EVENT: UN Road Safety Week

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week and its’ campaigns are coordinated by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, chaired by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Weeks…

EVENT: World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it…

EVENT: UN Road Safety Week

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week and its’ campaigns are coordinated by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, chaired by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Weeks…

NEWS: Poland: Government Plans to Raise Alcohol Tax

The Polish government has unveiled plans to increase the excise tax on alcohol next year. The designed tax increase was announced in a strategic document, the Multi-year State Financial Plan for the years 2019-2022. The plan was recently published by the country’s Ministry of Finance…

NEWS: New Mexico, USA: Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Epidemic

The highest alcohol related death rate in the USA comes from New Mexico. The leading cause is liver disease and within the last 5 years the rate of people dying from liver disease rose by 35%. State epidemiologist Michael Landen is of the opinion the same efforts applied to overdose death needs to be applied to to alcoholism…

NEWS: USA: Big Alcohol Lobbies against Road Safety

The California House of Representatives is considering a bill to reduce the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level for impaired driving from .08 to .05. Assembly Bill 1713, or Liam’s Law, was introduced by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke in order to improve road safety legislation in the state of California. However, the Big Alcohol front group American Beverage Institute (ABI) is actively lobbying against lowering the BAC level…

NEWS: Greece: Third Drives Under Influence of Alcohol

More than a third of Greek motorists drive under the influence of alcohol, which is above the average for the European Union. Specifically, the Hellenic Society of Forensic Medicine (HSFM) reports, according to European Commission data, 35% Greeks admit to driving after consuming alcohol, 10% more than the EU average of 25%…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Source Of Road Crashes, Crime

South Africa: Alcohol Source Of Road Crashes, Crime At least 1500 deaths and thousands of injuries will result from road carnage this festive season in South Africa, according to Police Minister Bheki Cele. The Minister further explained that it’s the same police stations that report increasing rates of murders, attempted murders, rapes and domestic abuse as those… Read more »