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Local Maryland Community Event to Mark
UN Global Road Safety Week
“Streets for Life,” Sunday, May 23, 2:00 pm

During Global Road Safety Week, May 17-23, countries the world over will call attention to the high number of deaths and injuries on the world’s roads and highlight actions and initiatives that can dramatically reduce these senseless tragedies.

As part of UN Global Road Safety Week, ASIRT will hold a local event in Potomac, Maryland, on Sunday, May 23 at 2:00pm. Community members will join together at the corner of Seven Locks Road and Gainsborough Road to call attention to this dangerous intersection and advocate for life-saving improvements. This intersection is one of 12 dangerous intersections in Montgomery County, Maryland where simultaneous events will take place.

By participating in UN Global Road Safety Week, we are working together to garner political commitments at national and local levels and to generate support for lower speed measures to create safe, healthy, green and livable cities. We are bringing a united message to demand “streets for life.”

Learn more about Global Road Safety Week.

Congress Member Alcee HastingsCongressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) passed away April 4th after a lengthy and valiant fight against cancer. The Association for Safe International Road Travel mourns his loss as one of the great road safety champions of the past decade.

Rep. Hastings served as co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety for the past several years, during which time he played a leadership role in promoting road safety in the U.S. and abroad. Under Rep. Hastings’ leadership, Congress passed resolutions in support of a World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims and worked with federal agencies to ensure American citizens were safer as they travel abroad. He also sponsored a number of congressional briefings on the impact of road crashes on American citizens traveling abroad that were hosted by the Association for Safe International Road Travel and other domestic and international road safety partners.

We offer our most sincere condolences to Congressman Hastings’ family and his dedicated staff who supported his work for many years and helped him accomplish a great deal for his constituents and all Americans during his tenure in Congress. He will be deeply missed.

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