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22/04/2013

5th European Road Safety Day - Brussels, 6 May 2013

Pedestrian safety: vulnerable road users in urban areas (Albert Borschette Building)

A conference to mark annual European Road Safety Day will be held on Monday 6 May 2013 in Brussels. The theme will be "Pedestrian safety: vulnerable road users in urban areas".

The conference will be hosted by the European Commission as a contribution to UN Global Road Safety Week 6-13 May 2013.

At the conference, road safety experts and representatives of some major road-safety organisations will come together to:

  • Explore the roles and risks of the main road user groups
  • Address the specific challenges of improving road safety in the urban areas
  • Arrive at proposals of best practices and concrete, realistic solutions including new technologies with life-saving potential

The conference will be opened by Commission Vice-President for Transport, Mr Siim Kallas together with an invited keynote speaker from the European Parliament.

The conference will end in time for participants to join a road safety demonstration, "a long short walk" organised by FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile)in the afternoon of 6 May.

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