The official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety was held on 11 May 2011 with events across the world.
The United Nations Decade for Action campaign aims to stop deaths and injuries on roads worldwide, particularly in developing countries.
This campaign also aims to get people thinking about what they can to contribute to road safety at home. According to United Nations research, the road toll could reach 1.9 million by 2020. Statistics also show that road accidents are the leading killer of young people (15 to 29 years).
Australia is a world leader in road safety initiatives and although our road toll has declined, more work needs to be done to further reduce fatalities and injuries.