The Second United Nations Global Road Safety Week takes place on 6-12 May 2013 and is focused on pedestrian safety. Alongside international initiatives to promote safe walking with the launch of the Long Short Walk and a call for safer pedestrian spaces worldwide, a free poster series has been published by the World Health Organization for use during the week and beyond.
The Second UN Global Road Safety Week to be held 6-12 May 2013 is dedicated to pedestrian safety. Requested by the UN General Assembly, the Week will draw attention to the urgent need to better protect pedestrians worldwide, generate action on the measures needed to do so, and contribute to achieving the goal of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 to save 5 million lives.
The poster series is a 'quirky' and subtle portrayal of pedestrians crossing the road in a 'cut-out' depiction of characters using public footways. The posters promote each of the following key points: