The UN Road Safety Collaboration has announced that the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will take place from 8-14 May 2017, with a focus on speed.

Speed contributes to approximately one third of all fatal road traffic collisions in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

The countries which are successfully reducing road traffic deaths are doing so by prioritizing safety when managing speed.

The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action on measures to address speed, thereby saving lives on the roads.

All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Week.

Events can be registered using an online registration form.