02 Nov 2015
#Stopthecrash to be Launched at Global High Level Conference on Road Safety

Global NCAP and the Stop the Crash Partners will host a live demonstration of life saving crash avoidance technologies on the eve of the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road safety in Brasilia on November 17th.

Conference delegates and the international media will join speakers including His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, Mr Gilberto Kassab, Minister of Cities of the Government of Brazil, Dr Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Max Mosley, the Chairman of Global NCAP.

Guests will be invited to view and experience for themselves the most important crash avoidance technologies including electronic stability control, autonomous emergency braking, and anti-lock brakes in motor cycles (programme).

Crash avoidance technologies are capable of preventing many types of vehicle collision before they happen. For example, worldwide studies have confirmed the effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in reducing fatalities in single vehicle crashes by as much as 40%.

The demonstration forms part of a week of Global NCAP activities coinciding with the High Level Conference Review of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. Ministers of Transport and Health from around the world will come together to adopt a Declaration calling for all new motor vehicles to meet minimum safety regulations.

According to the World Health Organisation’s latest Status Report on Global Road Safety only 40 countries fully apply the most important UN vehicle safety standards (or equivalent regulations). Through multi stakeholder partnerships like Stop the Crash, Global NCAP is campaigning to democratise car safety worldwide and is calling on all governments to adopt a legislative road map to ensure that all the recommended regulations are applied by the end of the UN Decade of Action in 2020 at the latest.