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Association for Safe International Road Travel

THE SAFEST TRAVELER IS THE WELL-INFORMED TRAVELER

The Issue

1.19 million die on the roads each year, and millions more are injured.

All road users are impacted including drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and scooter riders.

Vision

ASIRT, the Association for Safe International Road Travel, envisions a world in which no one dies or sustains life-altering injuries on the roads.

Mission

ASIRT’s mission is to improve the safety of travelers on the world’s roads through education and advocacy. 

Save the Date! 2024 ASIRT Gala

Thursday, November 14, Washington, DC

ROAD SAFETY NEWS

CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON ROAD SAFETY

The next briefing, Protecting Overseas Employees and Travelers: Organizational Responsibility for Road Safety, will be held on June 4 on Capitol Hill. Check back for details.

GLOBAL STATUS REPORT ON ROAD SAFETY 2023

Road crash deaths decreased slightly worldwide, but U.S. statistics are still too high. Learn more in the Global status report on road safety 2023.

Asirt

Our Story

A bus driver speeds down the wrong lane of an ill-maintained, narrow road with a sharp curve and no guard rail. The road has long been on a government list of “black spots” in need of repair. The bus hits oncoming traffic and plunges down a deep ravine. Twenty-three people are killed, including Aron Sobel, a 25-year old medical student, two weeks before his graduation. He was volunteering at a hospital and then traveling in Turkey.

Aron died in 1995, but stories like his continue to occur daily, devastating families and communities.

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