Entries for December 2009

Following an extensive campaign by ASIRT, on July 16 the U.S. House of Representatives passed concurrent resolution H. Con. Res. 87 supporting the goals and ideals of a world day of remembrance for road crash victims.

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On September 25, the New York Times published ASIRT's letter commending Mayor Bloomberg for contributing $9 million to the World Health Organization to help promote global road safety.

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The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 39 (S. Con. Res. 39) on October 4, supporting the goals and ideals of a world day of remembrance for road crash victims and their families.

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...on November 18, co-sponsored by ASIRT and Montgomery County.

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In response to a letter by Congressman Robert Wexler, Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety, the U.S. State Department issued a letter on April 22 in support of the U.N. Resolution calling for a Ministerial conference to be held in the Russian Federation on the topic of road safety in 2009.

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Visit the State Department's new website for Study Abroad, with resources and advice for staying safe while studying abroad.

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..."A Crash Course on Study Abroad".

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On July 25, the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety and Congressional supporters of safe road travel worldwide sent a letter to the Bush Administration seeking to build a consensus on the need to raise awareness of the growing problem of global road crashes.

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The Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) commends the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety for launching its global effort to create an international standard by which governments monitor and address global road safety concerns.

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Several graduates of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School had another Thanksgiving gridiron showdown. The annual Paul Blank Invitational is an effort to raise funds for the Association for Safe International Road Travel.

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