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Transport Commissioner Kallas joins Brussels Long Short Walk for Pedestrian Safety


Brussels, 6 May 2013

 

 

 

The Brussels Transport community came together to participate in a Long Short Walk for Pedestrian Safety yesterday, led by EC Vice-President Kallas, to mark European Road Safety Day and the beginning of the UN Global Road Safety Week.

UN figures show that more than 270,000 pedestrians are killed on the roads every year.

The walk was coordinated by the FIA Region I office in Brussels which represents 108 Automobile Clubs across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Over 15 similar Long Short Walks were held across the region yesterday to support the UN initiative.

Speaking at the event, FIA Region I Director General Jacob Bangsgaard said, “We are all pedestrians. Today I am happy to see so many members of the road safety community, the EU institutions, and the general public, coming together to call for more protection of vulnerable road users.”

The walk was followed by a demonstration of life-saving eSafety technologies organised by CLEPA and eSafetyAware at Autoworld. Mr Bangsgaard, who is also Secretary General of eSafetyAware, said “We believe a key role can be played by eSafety technologies which help to avoid accidents from happening in the first place.”
 

       

Photo 1: EC Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas with FIA Region I Director General Jacob Bangsgaard

Photo 2: Olga Sehnalova MEP joined the walk for pedestrian safety



Photo 3: Antonio Cancian MEP also joined the walk

 

 

 Photo 4: Members of the public also participated

 

 

 

 

 




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