The golden rules

Obey the speed limit

Speed is one of the main causes of fatal road traffic crashes.

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Follow and help spread the word about road safety
To stay safe:
  • Slow down in high risk areas and school zones
  • Keep a safe distance from other road users

Use a child safety seat

An astonishing number of parents allow their children to reveal in vehicles without being properly restrained placing their lives and safety at risk.

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Follow and help spread the word about road safety
To stay safe:
  • Ensure children are restained correctly
  • Choose a safety seat based on a child's height or weight

Check your tyres

If you drive with damaged or worn tyres, you are putting your own life and the lives of others a risk.

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To stay safe:
  • Maintain the correct tyre pressure
  • Check the tread depth

Buckle up

Wearing a seatbelt significantly decreases the risk of being thrown from the vehicle in the event of a crash.

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Follow and help spread the word about road safety
To stay safe:
  • Wear your seatbelt correctly
  • Ensure all passengers wear seatbelts

Don't text and drive

A split second lapse in concentration can result in a fatal crash.

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To stay safe:
  • Keep both hands on the wheel
  • Stay focused on the road

Never drink and drive

Any amount of alcohol increases the risk of involvement in a fatal road crash.

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Follow and help spread the word about road safety
To stay safe:
  • Get a taxi or public transport
  • Look out for friends who may be drinking

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Spread the word

Follow and help spread the word about road safety
To stay safe:
  • Get a taxi or public transport
  • Look out for friends who may be drinking

Always pay attention

Whether you are a driver, pedestrian or cyclist, it is important that you stay focused on the road or path ahead of you.

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Good eyesight is essential. Even a small loss or vision can affect your ability to read road signs or recognise objects from a distance.
To stay safe:
  • When driving, always keep your eyes on the road
  • As a pedestrian, stay focused and look before crossing
Whether you are a driver, pedestrian or cyclist, it is important that you stay focused on the road or path ahead of you.

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Spread the word

Good eyesight is essential. Even a small loss or vision can affect your ability to read road signs or recognise objects from a distance.
To stay safe:
  • When driving, always keep your eyes on the road
  • As a pedestrian, stay focused and look before crossing

Stay bright

Pedestrians and cyclists are among the most vulnerable participants in traffic

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Follow and help spread the word about road safety
To stay safe:
  • Wear reflective clothing
  • Check your lights

Wear a helmet

Effective enforcement of motorcycle helmet laws can increase helmet-wearing rates and thereby reduce head injuries.

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Follow and help spread the word about road safety
To stay safe:
  • Ensure your helmet is the right size
  • Provide helmets for passengers

Stop when you're tired

1 in 10 drivers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel in a recent survey.

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Follow and help spread the word about road safety
To stay safe:
  • Take frequent breaks
  • If you start to feel sleepy, find a save place to stop

Make road safety a priority

Sign the manifesto
The UN Sustainable Development Goals set the target to halve global road related fatalities by 2020, and to ensure safe and sustainable mobility in cities by 2030.

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Follow and help spread the word about road safety
The FIA manifesto for global road safety calls for:
  • Better infrastructure
  • Safer vehicles
  • More effective laws
  • A UN road safety fund
  1. Ambitious targets

    Support UN SDG Target 3.6 to halve road fatalities and injuries by 2020.

  2. Better infrastructure

    50% of casualties occur on around 10% of the road network.

  3. Safer vehicles

    All new cars should meet agreed minimum UN vehicle safety standards.

  4. More effective laws

    Only 7% of the world’s population are covered by adequate legislation on speed, drink-driving, helmet use, seat belt and child restraint use.

  5. Stop speeding

    Speed is the single most significant contributor to road collisions leading to death and injury.

  6. Tackle drink driving

    We call for the introduction and enforcement of effective legislation on drink-driving. The alcohol industry should promote drink-driving legislation, independent research, and public awareness on the impact of alcohol use on road safety.

  7. Improved data collection

    Effective action can only be taken if it is targeted and measured with accurate data

  8. Global fund for safer roads

    A UN Road Safety Fund should be established to attract new donor aid for road safety.

  9. Private sector support

    We call for stronger recognition of road safety as a key development and public health challenge.

  10. Increase coordinated action

    Regular engagement at all political levels should be a priority.

The manifesto

  • Ambitious targets

    Support UN SDG Target 3.6 to halve road fatalities and injuries by 2020.
  • Better infrastructure

    50% of casualties occur on around 10% of the road network.
  • Safer vehicles

    All new cars should meet agreed minimum UN vehicle safety standards.
  • More effective laws

    Only 7% of the world's population are covered by adequate legislation on speed, drink driving, helmet use, seat belt
  • Stop speeding

    Speed is the single most significant contributor to road collisions leading to death and injury.
  • Tackle drink-driving

    We call for the introduction and enforcement of effective legislation on drink-driving. The alcohol industry should promote drink-drive legislation, independent research, and public awareness on the impact of alcohol use on road safety.
  • Improved data collection

    Effective action can only be taken if it is targeted and measured with accurate data.
  • Global fund for safer roads

    A new Global Fund for Safer Roads should be launched to attract new donor aid for road safety.
  • Private sector support

    We call for stronger recognition of road safety as a key development and public health challenge.
  • Increase coordinated action

    Regular engagement at all political levels should be a priority.
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