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NEWS, RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

ASIRT provides information to help travelers make informed road travel decisions.

ASIRT Publications

COUNTRY ROAD SAFETY REVIEWS

ASIRT collects, analyzes and produces comprehensive road safety information for travelers in the form of country-specific Road Safety Reviews (RSR) for more than 90 countries.  View the list of available countries.

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ON THE ROAD WITH ASIRT E-NEWSLETTER

ASIRT’s quarterly e-newsletter highlights ASIRT’s activities and plans, upcoming events, recent media coverage of the road safety issue and new and updated ASIRT Road Safety Reviews. View past issues in our Archive.

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FACES BEHIND THE FIGURES BOOKS

ASIRT and the World Health Organization jointly developed a book entitled Faces Behind the Figures: voices of road traffic crash victims and their families” to put a human face on the statistics presented in the many road safety reports published around the world. The accounts included in the book, written by victims or their family members, demonstrate the physical, psychological, emotional and economic devastation that results from road traffic injuries. These stories deepen the understanding of the enormous suffering behind each of the 1.35 million deaths and 50 million injuries every year that result from road crashes. They are a call for action, and they demand a response. Governmental and nongovernmental agencies, organizations and individuals can utilize these stories to raise public awareness, capture media attention and help create a political and social environment that will not tolerate inaction and will demand road safety improvement.

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A GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY TOOLBOX FOR THE STUDY ABROAD COMMUNITY

Through a series of checklists and role-play scenarios, A Global Road Safety Toolbox for the Study Abroad Community is designed to help program administrators and students broaden their understanding of road realities in other countries and better plan for road conditions abroad.
The Toolbox includes checklists on important topics such as the following:

• itinerary and contingency planning
• vehicle and operator safety
• hiring policies and testing for vehicle operators
• pedestrian safety
• bus and minivan safety
• taxi safety
• bicycle safety
• driver safety
• student drinking and road safety abroad
The Global Road Safety Toolbox is available with ASIRT Membership.

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CHECKLISTS ROAD SAFETY WEBINARS

ASIRT provides road safety webinars to Education Abroad program administrators, risk managers, corporations, tourist offices and other organizations interested in learning how to implement road safety initiatives. Webinars are tailored to the specific needs of the participants and incorporate strategies and resources that enable individuals and groups to make safe, informed decisions when planning trips and while traveling or living abroad. Contact asirt@asirt.org for more information about arranging a seminar that addresses your particular requirements.

SAFETY CHECKLISTS

ASIRT members receive safety checklists that provide comprehensive information about road safety precautions for pedestrians, passengers, cyclists and drivers when traveling abroad. These lists are excellent resources for corporations, humanitarian organizations, education abroad program administrators, students, families and individuals planning trips abroad. Contact asirt@asirt.org for details.

SPEAK UP FOR SAFETY CARDS

These cards that can be placed in a cell phone wallet include important road safety phrases in Chinese, Farsi, French, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. These language cards are included with an Education Abroad Program membership.

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SAFETY GLOBAL COUNTRY RESOURCES

Review the list of countries’ government resources that provide travelers with notifications and current travel conditions in planned destinations and facilitate government assistance in emergency situations.

FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

It is crucial that people learn about appropriate road safety behavior at a young age so that the ability to make safe travel choices becomes ingrained within them. Road safety is not always intuitive, and children need to be taught safe practices. Many road safety interventions involve school programs designed to educate young children about the issue. It is important to remember, though, that education begins at home. ASIRT has developed materials to help parents and educators of young children teach age-appropriate road safety behavior. Information includes Walk Safe .

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