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Hard-hitting website for UN Global Road Safety Week

Save Lives: #SlowDown is the hard-hitting message behind a new website which has been launched to support the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week which runs from 8-14 May 2017.

The website has dramatic footage of the dangers that all members of the community - children especially - face as a result of speeding traffic. It describes how reducing traffic speed can dramatically cut the number of road fatalities and the severity of injuries. It also includes inspirational examples of how campaigners around the world are leading on initiatives to reduce speed, particularly around school zones.

The site invites drivers to take a pledge to #SlowDown and to encourage their friends and families to get involved. A wide range of resources is hosted on the site. Save Lives: #SlowDown is a great opportunity to promote the need for safer road users, safer vehicles and safer roads. The link between road design, star rating and speed is explored in materials developed by iRAP specifically for UN Road Safety Week.

See all the details here.

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