“Unlike high visibility transport disasters like plane or train crashes, the continuous daily toll of road deaths and injuries are only visible to those directly affected. Linked to this problem is often a lack of knowledge that there is anything we, as individuals, as organisations, as governments, can do to prevent road trauma. And therefore #roadsafety often doesn’t get the attention or funding that it needs to make a real difference. But this perception simply isn’t true. There is a lot we can do. Crashes are entirely predictable and preventable and there is a huge body of knowledge and experience that exists in countries where they have implemented measures to prevent them and the death and injury toll has fallen.”
@shakireh, Director of Partnerships, @GlobalNCAP
“It is disappointing that after 7 years into the Decade of Action for #RoadSafety, not a single Latin America market has effective mandatory #ESC and side impact protection regulations. @LatinNCAP has used consumer demand to pull the market for better safety way beyond governmental requirements; it is time for governments to have a more active cooperation with @LatinNCAP and to make effective testing mandatory without making the star rating a restriction for the cars to be sold.”
Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of @LatinNCAP
"It is very encouraging to see the Indian Government apply @UN crash test standards to new models in October this year and all cars in production by October 2018. This is a huge step forward in passenger car safety in #India. It is impressive also to see the Government mandating #ABS in motorcycles. More progress is needed and we hope that #India will now plan to make #ESC mandatory for new cars, buses and lorries by 2020." @JessDTruong
“This week the #4RoadSafety Manifesto was launched providing a template for legislators to bring road safety regulations to their countries. I hope that following Stop the Crash the Thai government will bring legislation on ESC and ABS in motorcycles, two technologies much needed in our country and that can help save lives.”
The safety of automobiles should be the same for all continents and should not be differentiated based upon where citizens are born. We must do as much as possible in the field of road safety to avoid losing lives especially those of young people.
Vice President of Uruguay
"These results confirm once again the fundamental role of governments in protecting the lives of the inhabitants of their countries. There are some manufacturers that voluntarily offer safety above the legal requirements, there are others, as we have seen again today, that strive to increase profit in favour of safety."
María Fernanda Rodríguez, President @LatinNCAP
“It is troubling that during the UN Road Safety Week we yet again encounter a zero star car in our crash testing in India. Renault produce the Duster in a number of markets and yet it seems content to provide a version for India which falls so far short on safety." #SaferCarsForIndia
Secretary General, @globalncap