Maria de Villota supports FIA Action for Road Safety
FIA Women in Motorsport Ambassador Maria de Villota met with Jean Todt yesterday to pledge her support for the Federation’s Action for Road Safety campaign.
De Villota, who also took part in the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission meeting, conveyed her endorsement of the Federation’s initiative to the FIA President. She also expressed her concern about the growing global road safety crisis that is fast becoming an international pandemic.
The FIA Women in Motorsport Commission’s members and Ambassadors discussed the importance of improving education and awareness of road safety during their meeting. The delegation stressed the need for a determined and collaborative international effort to tackle road accidents, which currently result in 1.3 million deaths and 50 million injuries annually.
The FIA Action for Road Safety campaign will work collaboratively with the Women in Motorsport Commission and its Ambassadors on a series of special projects to raise awareness of safer road use via targeted events around the globe.