Last Sunday, November 16th, on occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Pope Francis expressed, during the Angelus, his prayer for all the people who lost their lives and encouraged the constant effort in traffic accidents’ prevention and a careful and law-abiding behavior among car drivers.
ICTTP2016: The Sixth International Conference on Traffic & Transport Psychology
2-5 August 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia
Website: http:// icttp2016.com
As the global population rises, economies become progressively motorized, and “the office” moves increasingly into fleet vehicles, providing safe and efficient transport systems is vital. Technology and engineering can provide part of the solution, but the complete answer can only come through understanding and guiding the behaviour of transport network users.
ITMA's President of Emeritus, Dr. Leonard Evans recently published his oponion about the U.S. traffic safety situation on USA Today.
Last November, the federal government reported something it has done only once in more than 20 years: an increase in the highway fatality rate. Traffic deaths climbed to 30,800 in 2012, pushing the fatality rate up to 1.13 per 100 million miles traveled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tried to downplay the news, noting that "highway deaths over the past five years continue to remain at historic lows."
22 People Die Every Day in This Country
A nephew of the Pope, who was returning to Buenos Aires in his car on the early hours of Tuesday, August 19th, crashed against a cargo truck and his vehicle became embedded in it. In this event, his 39-year-old wife and his two children, a 2-year-old and an 8-months-old passed away. Emanuel Bergoglio remains in critical state.
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- Remembrance Victims Day 2013 Summary
- Campaign “Safe Pedestrians” was awarded
- Presidents message after ITMA’s 23rd World Congress in Hamburg
- Luchemos por la Vida's activities for the 2nd UN Global Road Safety Week