Teams in the Fédération Francaise de Camping et de Caravanning’s (FFCC) Paris-Peking-Istanbul adventure, led by FFCC President Gérard Couté gave FIA Action for Road Safety their enthusiastic support last weekend by displaying the campaign’s Golden Rules for Safer Motoring on their vehicles in a selection of languages.
The Paris-Peking-Istanbul journey sees thirty six teams travelling from France to Istanbul via: Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Mongolia, China, Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. As the participants pass through Europe and Asia on a 30,000 km adventure, their camper vans will display large scale versions of the FIA’s Golden Rules in a variety of languages including: Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Turkish allowing the universally important message of safer motoring to reach road users in ten countries.
Speaking to the teams at the launch of the Paris-Perking-Istanbul last weekend Jean Todt said:
“I wish you all well on this wonderful adventure and I hope that not only will you observe the Golden Rules, but that you will act as defenders, ambassadors and promoters for road safety in all of the countries you visit. It is by working together that we can minimize the many tragic fatalities and injuries on the world’s roads.”
This year the Paris-Peking-Istanbul event will support a humanitarian mission focused on assisting Mongolian children run by the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and will see participants deliver clothing and school supplies in Mongolia.
For more information on the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign please see the Action for Road Safety website www.actionforroadsafey.org. If you would like to see the Golden Rules for Safer motoring in your language please contact Campaign Manager Ms Naoise King: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action for Road Safety is the FIA's response to the challenge raised by the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety – a campaign intended to prevent five million road deaths and countless injuries by the year 2020. The FIA will task its sporting and mobility members with carrying out ambitious projects to educate, train and raise awareness of road safety issues as part of its commitment to fully support the UN Decade of Action.
The FIA's Golden Rules for safer motoring are a list of ten road safety precautions. While basic, the majority of road accidents are caused by a failure to heed one or more of them.
See more: www.actionforroadsafey.org