We will be live from Leipzig, Germany for the International Transport Summit

We will be live from Leipzig, Germany for the International Transport Summit

The 2018 Summit on “Transport Safety and Security” will address issues ranging from terrorism and cyber-security to road safety and extreme weather disruption, including the risks and benefits of automated driving. Safety and security are core concerns for transport.

A transport system that is safe and secure enables passengers to travel without fear and allows businesses to ship goods reliably and efficiently. Enhancing transport safety and security is also an essential element in the implementation of two major international agreements, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The ITF Summit is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event. The Summit will take place from 23 to 25 May 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. Around 1400 decision-makers from more than 80 countries are expected to attend, including more than three dozen ministers. Participants come from governments, business, international organisations and academia.

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Panel session: Raising awareness for safer, more secure mobility

We will be taking part in a panel session at theInernational Transport Forum focusing on safer and more secure mobility. This session will feature examples of some of the most effective safety and security information and education campaigns. Public awareness campaigns influence people’s habits and perceptions -  often via an emotional angle, sometimes with a focus on children - leading to a safer, more secure mobility.

Key facts:

  • 1.3 million people die in road crashes every year
  • Crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds
  • 76% of traffic fatalities are males
  • Collisions with a vehicle travelling at 50 km/hr are 85% likely to cause fatal injuries to pedestrians or cyclists

Lead questions:

  • Which data is collected to measure the success of a campaign?
  • Do safe system principles apply to awareness campaigns?
  • How to articulate education campaigns with new regulations and with enforcement?

Speakers for the panel include:

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David Cliff
CEO, Global Road
Safety Partnership (GRSP)

Karola Lambeck
Head of the Cycling and
Road Safety Taskforce,
Federal Ministry of
Transport and Digital
Infrastructure, Germany

Floor Lieshout
YOURS - Youth for
Road Safety

Emma MacLennan
Founder and Director,
Eastern Alliance for Safe
and Sustainable
Transport (EASST)

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Mohammed Mezghani
Secretary General,
International Association
of Public Transport (UITP)
Ketil Solvik-Olsen
Minister of Transport
and Communications, Norway

Suzanna Zammataro
Executive Director
International Road
Federation (IRF)

Ali Aslan (Moderator)
TV Host and Journalist

The event takes place on 23 May12:30 - 14:00 Hall 3, Level +1 in Leipzig, Germany.

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