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6th UN Road Safety Week

EDM (Early Day Motion) 23: tabled on 12 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week from 17 to 23 May 2021; notes that more than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year and that road traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for young people across the world; also notes that 1,800 people are killed and 35,000 are seriously injured on the roads in the UK each year, at a cost to society officially estimated at £35 billion; further welcomes the ambitious target of the UN General Assembly resolution 74/299, passed in August 2020, to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50 per cent by 2030; further welcomes the endorsement by the Government of that target; acknowledges the campaign to make 20 miles per hour speed limits the norm for cities worldwide in places where people mix with traffic; recognises that 20 miles per hour speed limits contribute to making cities safe, clean and healthy, supporting progress towards a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; and urges the Government to set national targets to reduce road causalities in line with the global target, and to produce a national strategy to achieve those targets

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.