Following the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm in February 2020, Delegates concluded that a different approach is necessary, a concerted effort in which safe mobility is the core, fundamental value of the road transport system. The call for a change in approach was embodied in the ‘Stockholm Declaration’ endorsed by the UN General Assembly.
In response to this strong call, the FIA developed an FIA Road Safety Advocacy Strategy for 2021-2023, in consultation with its Members. The Strategy sets out the FIA strategic framework for the next three years to work with, and support, its Member Clubs and Regions in promoting and pursuing a global culture of safe mobility to make the world’s roads safer. The FIA will do this through leadership, engagement, advocacy and action, building effective partnerships and implementing evidence-based interventions that will improve the safety of mobility.
This new Strategy is a step change in direction and focus, moving beyond the emphasis on awareness raising and driver behavior to a broader systemic approach across all facets of mobility with all participants in the road safety eco-system prioritizing safety.
This Strategy supports the key outcomes of the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm 2020. The road safety global leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets for road safety with a particular emphasis on vulnerable road users, the unacceptable burden on children and young people and those in urban environments and low-incomes countries. The Stockholm Declaration highlighted the importance of the safe systems principles and he need for governments to apply these principles in implementing regulations, legislation and standards for road and vehicle design and construction, and road use. These principles are reflected throughout this Strategy.
The Strategy also complements the SDGs focusing on healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages, particularly he young and the vulnerable who are at greater risk from road crashes. The Strategy adopts Vision Zero and SDG 3.6 in halving the number of fatalities and serious injuries from road crashes by 2030. The Strategy emphasizes healthy and well-being through safe mobility in SDG 11.2. Through the Strategic Objectives these broader affordable, accessible and environmentally sustainable transport systems from SDG 11.2 are incorporated.