Have you have decided to speak up? That is great news! We would love to hear what you have to say! Everybody can be a leader for road safety and it starts with speaking up!
There are three easy steps to follow to #SpeakUp - the first step is to assess your journey; the second step to record your demands; and the third step to urge decision-makers to make a pledge to act on them.
We have put all the information you need in a handy Get Involved Toolkit to guide you through the three easy steps.
The first step is to assess your daily journey and identify the real risks you encounter. We understand you might face multiple risks on your journey. We ask you to select the most important risk that needs addressing. You can also take photos or videos of your daily journeys, and share them with us on social media with #SpeakUp!
|It is unsafe to drive||It is unsafe to walk|
|It is unsafe to cycle||It is unsafe to ride a motorcycle|
|Drivers are speeding||Drivers are driving drunk|
|Drivers/passengers not using their seat-belts||Motorcyclists not wearing helmets|
|Children in cars not using child car seats||I can't always see or be seen|
|Vehicles not equipped with safety features||In case of a crash, I would not be rescued|
|It is unsafe to use public transport||Other|
To make your journey safe, would you like cars to slow down on a particular street? Would you need a zebra crossing, dedicated cycle lane or seat-belts to be installed in the rear seat of your car? Speak up, and let us know.
|That you manage speed on my road||That you take leadership in road safety|
|That you improve existing infrastructure||That you improve public transportation|
|That you improve the safety of vehicles||That you improve and enforce traffic laws|
|That you improve post-crash care|
These demands based largely on the 22 interventions identified by WHO SaveLIVES: a road safety technical package from which you can choose.
After you have stated your demands, start mobilizing and invite others to join you. Create a petition and collect signatures, set up a talking booth on your street or take #safies. Together we stand much stronger!
Download a signboard cut it out and make a handle
In order to help people #SpeakUp for the 2019 Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week, print these interactive banners on a 100cm*220cm support and invite people to pose in front of them as different road users. People could pretend they are about to grab their bike for a ride; to enter their car to go to work or to cross the street on a zebra crossing.
To help people make their pictures unique, you can offer props such as a yellow vest, a bike helmet, a funny bike helmet, car keys, a STOP sign, an umbrella and more. Interacting with the banners and the Week’s messages should be fun and an experience worth sharing. After taking a picture of the road safety leader, invite him to share the photo widely on social media and to let everyone know that he is a leader who will #SpeakUp for #RoadSafety
Together you have more power than alone. Reach out to your community, convince them about the risk you have identified. Here are some ideas:
Set-up a booth as a talking point nearby the place you face the risk (of course where you are safe!). Inform the public about the risk, communicate your demand and get their support.
Start a petition in the neighborhood and collect signatures.
Ask people to take #safies and get proof of their support by a photo or/and a signature.
Together, solutions can be found to address the risks you face every day.
Hand-over your photos, videos and petitions with as many signatures as possible to your decision-maker and ensure you obtain a 'pledge' from him/her to make your daily journey safe! Speak up, and get them to speak up too!