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Road safety targets confirmed within the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Publication date: 16 September 2015

Road safety targets have been included in the final text of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by UN member states in New York.


A stand-alone target in the Health Goal is to reduce road traffic fatalities by 50% by 2020 and a target on sustainable urban transport in the Cities Goal have been approved. This is a landmark achievement for the global road safety community.


The final wording of the targets, which will be formally adopted by world leaders at a special summit in New York in September, is:

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages:

  • 3.6. By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable:

  • 11.2. By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

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