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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For World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR), Dr. Etienne Krug, the Director of the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement.

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Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith replied to the Caucus' letter sent to him suggesting the reporting of statistics on non-international deaths of Australian citizens traveling abroad.

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Click here to view the powerful WHO video featuring ASIRT President Rochelle Sobel.

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Rochelle Sobel, ASIRT Founder and President, and Cathy Silberman, ASIRT Executive Director, were among the guests invited to the release of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Status Report on Road Safety.

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The S554 Bill, the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act of 2009, recently introduced in Congress, will require improved safety standards for motorcoach vehicles, including the requirement of seat belts.

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Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety Co-chairs, Congressmen Wexler, Van Hollen and Burton introduced House Concurrent Resolution 74, which supports goals and ideals of a decade of action for road safety with a global target to reduce by 50% the predicted increase in global road deaths between 2010 and 2020.

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On September 23, 2009, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the House Concurrent Resolution 74, which encourages the Obama Administration to take an active role in the November Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Moscow.

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