Governments must protect consumers from unsafe cars

CI and its Members are calling for universal adoption of minimum UN vehicle safety regulations.

All governments should adopt and implement the most important UN vehicle safety regulations immediately to ensure a minimum level of safety in new cars.

The key UN regulations cover the most important factors to be addressed, including crash worthiness, crash avoidance and pedestrian protection. Technologies exist with proven life-saving potential, but this potential remains untapped in most of the world. A study found that if Brazil adopted the UN regulations, up to 30,000 lives could be saved and 380,000 injuries prevented by 2030.

In November 2015, the Second Global High Level Conference on Road Safety, held in Brasilia, Brazil, adopted a declaration supporting universal adoption of the UN regulations. Government responses to the toll of road crash death and injury across the low and middle-income countries must include the implementation of minimum global safety standards.

CI Members in Chile, Mexico, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Pakistan are campaigning to urge their governments to adopt the UN Regulations. 

>>Visit our Global Car Safety Campaign page

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