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On 21st & 22nd April this year ADB will be hosting the first annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory. The invite-only virtual event will discuss and seek agreement from 20 APRSO member countries on proposed minimum road safety performance indicators and agree steps towards establishing the APRSO road safety database
At a recent Knowledge Sharing Event entitled Improving Road Safety in Mongolia and Samoa, Youth Project Designer Swithun Rumble revealed a pioneering new MYE Road Safety Model to be piloted in Samoa.
The model challenges the perception of young people’s role in road crashes due to their risky behaviour and reliance on vulnerable modes of transport such as walking and cycling. Instead, it recommends leveraging young people’s inherent qualities, such as resilience, tech-savvy and peer influence, to make them a part of the solution.
Ten MDBs made a joint statement of commitment to to support the second decade of action on road safety on 16 November 2020.
Each signatory institution commits to appointing a high-level road safety champion and promoting a more ambitious, integrated, accountable and results-oriented approach in countries, with particular focus on safe infrastructure for all users.
We are proud to announce that the Asia-Pacific Road Safety Observatory, along with the African Road Safety Observatory, have been awarded the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for their outstanding achievement and innovation in improving road safety in their respective regions.
This award recognizes the countries in Africa and the Asia-Pacific that have decided to work together to improve the quality and availability of road safety data in their regions.
Prince Michael of Kent has sent along this short congratulatory message.