Jean Todt welcomes new ITF report on the safe system approach at the OECD Road Safety Seminar in Paris

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Jean Todt, FIA President and UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety participated in the ITF, OECD Road Safety Seminar "Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries: Leading a Paradigm Shift to a Safe System" which took place on 3 October in Paris. 

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He was invited to exchange on road safety issues with other panellists such as François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure of Luxembourg, Emmanuel Barbe, Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety in France and Iain Cameron, Executive Director, Department of the Premier and Cabinet Office of Road Safety, Australia.

During his speech, Mr. Todt highlighted the critical role played by the development of the safe system approach to dramatically improve road safety levels, as well as the work left to be accomplished. He said: “I believe that the Safe System approach continues to offer the best framework available for guiding our actions, starting with the fundamental principle that no human being should be killed or seriously injured as the result of a road crash.”

He mentioned the first UN Habitat meeting on sustainable urban development that will take place in Ecuador in October as an important opportunity to encourage cities to adopt the ‘Vision Zero’ strategy and Safe System approach.

Please find here link to the full report.