Last year, we hosted the Road Safety High-Level dialogue with UNITAR, a two-day event that brought together government officials, road safety experts and social leaders to discuss on the importance of road safety data, public policy interventions, challenges and opportunities in the city of Gurugram, India.
On the first day, the event introduced the three pillars of the Partnership for Action on Road Safety and their impact in the country. These included:
- Multi-Stakeholder Action Plan: key recommendations to tackle road traffic deaths in the city.
- Road Safety Learning and Partnership Platform: a global collaborative initiative that aims to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented road safety learning. The platform is available at: www.unrslearn.org
- Road Safety Data Dashboard for Gurugram: a tool that serves to monitor data related to road traffic incidents.
The second day of the event was focused on in-depth dialogue about road safety policies and interventions across the U.S and India. Some of the key presentations were on training of commercial drivers and overall capacity building of road users.
Contributing to practical solutions that improve road safety has a significant impact in India, a country where 413 people die in traffic accidents in a total of 1,317 accidents throughout the country. This is one of AB InBev’s objectives with the Safety Road for Gurugram Initiative in which a Working Group (WG) meets to share best practices, identify joint actions, and leverage the expertise of its members.
Once again, it’s another success story where we at AB InBev took a step further to prevent and improve road safety, playing a crucial role in the Sustainable Development Goals.