Overview

At the end of 2014, we commit to assessing these pilots and decide which are successful and locally sustainable. We also undertake to replicate those which prove to be successful in at least six additional countries, covering all continents, but focusing on the developing world, in the next 5 years.


Drink Drive Country Activities and Newsletters

Country activities in Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Namibia, Russia, and South Africa

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2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival

IARD Senior Vice President Brett Bivans will be representing the organization at the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival in Geneva between February 20 and 21. The festival has been promoting road safety culture through film for the past 10 years, sponsored by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Sustainable Transport Division and the Laser International Foundation (LIFE), and will coincide with the Inland Transport Committee’s 70th anniversary.

Around 200 films produced all over the world have been submitted in a range of categories such as:

  • Drink- and drug-driving;
  • Multimedia innovations for teaching road safety;
  • Vehicle safety; and
  • The protection of children on the road.

Road traffic crashes cause approximately 1.25 million fatalities worldwide each year and cost between 1% and 4% of global gross domestic product (GDP). Due to expanding globalization, low- and middle-income countries have experienced a marked increase in the number of crashes. The festival continues to play a significant role in awareness campaigns and has been effective in influencing behavior and changing how road safety issues are perceived. The 2017 festival will serve as a springboard for the launch of the fourth UN Global Road Safety Week between May 8 and 14, 2017, and aims to:

  • Promote international cooperation in the field of road safety and sustainable mobility;
  • Raise awareness of the specific issues of road safety; and
  • Provide a promotional platform for filmmakers and festival producers to pursue and develop their initiatives.

The festival will be attended by government officials, law enforcement authorities, youth involved in road safety, journalists, and UN partners.

Drink Driving Initiative 2015 Summary Reports Release

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As part of the implementation of the Commitments, IARD continues to coordinate the work on the drink driving initiative that began in 2010 in six countries: China, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and Vietnam. In the first half of 2015, we beagn work in Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Namibia, and South Africa. The 2015 drink driving summary reports provide an overview of the progress that has been made in the countries.

2015 REPORTS

Translated Country Reports:

កម្ពុជា   中国   México   Россия   República Dominicana   Việt Nam

Archived Reports:

2014 REPORTS     2013 REPORTS

In the News: Cambodia - IARD Meets with Ministry Officials

IARD Meets with Minister of Public Works and Transportation to Discuss Drink Driving

Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol and other ministry officials met with an IARD delegation on June 21, 2016 to discuss a multi-tiered campaign that will raise awareness about drink driving. Since 2015 IARD has been working alongside the Cambodian Red Cross, Union of Youth Federation of Cambodia (UYFC), Cambodia Scouts, teachers, students, and local authorities, organizing road safety campaigns focused on the consequences of drink driving. The new campaign would be led by the National Road Safety Committee, with support from a coalition of industries directly affected by drink driving. There are three components to the multi-stakeholder initiative: a national social media awareness campaign, an educational campaign for students and police officers, and a code of conduct for beverage alcohol producers in the country. Minister Chanthol suggested November’s Water Festival as the launch date of the initiative.

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Drink Drive Summary Infographic

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Drink Drive Infographic - Final (Front page)