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Whether you’re getting ready for a gap year, a volunteer stint in a developing country, or just a far-flung vacation, here’s how to stay well and safe. Read the article that includes road safety: the single biggest cause of death for healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad.
To honor champions dedicated to global road safety, the Association for Safe International Road Travel, ASIRT, will host “Global Crossroads to a Safe Future,” its annual gala on May 20, 2013. Read more...
Rochelle Sobel, founder and president of the Association for Safe International Road Travel, urged U.S. policymakers to elevate road safety as a global public health and development priority. Read more...
You are invited to attend an important road safety briefing on Tuesday, May 7 at noon on Capitol Hill. Review the details and RSVP.
The Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013 presents information on road safety from 182 countries, accounting for almost 99% of the world’s population. The report indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths remains unacceptably high at 1.24 million per year. Only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints. Read more.
ASIRT Founder and President, Rochelle Sobel, is quoted in March 14, 2013 New York Times. Read more in Tanya Mohn's online article, Wheels.
A groundbreaking Global Road Safety Program in ten countries funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies produced results showing that 1.6 billion people are now covered by strengthened road safety laws, Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced January 18, 2013. Read more.
Student travelers are encouraged to prepare for their journeys by receiving vaccinations against potential disease that they may encounter while abroad. What about preparations to prevent road crashes from occuring? Pedestrians and passengers can click here to learn how to make safe road travel a priority.
The Winter 2012 issue of the ASIRT eNewsletter is available. Read the latest ASIRT news here.
Watch Rochelle Sobel and motorcycle racers in Jordan offer tips to keep all drivers safe on the roads.
Global Crossroads to a Safe Future
The 2013 Annual Gala
was held on
Monday, May 20, 2013
Make a contribution toward this important annual fundraiser.
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ASIRT’s "Road Travel Reports"
inform travelers of road conditions and risks in more than 140 countries. Individuals may purchase reports online.
ASIRT’s “Safety Toolbox” helps professionals plan road safe itineraries and programs.