History suggests that grand plans tend to come unstuck on the road to Moscow. Particularly in winter.
We're hoping that this time will be different. Because in November 2009 Moscow will host the first UN Ministerial Conference on global road safety. This meeting was approved by the UN General Assembly last March (see last post) and will bring together governments from across the world to talk about -and hopefully act on - the global road traffic death and injury epidemic.
Over the next 12 months we'll be campaigning across the world to build momentum for the Conference, demanding that governments take road safety as seriously as an epidemic that kills 1.3 million people a year deserves (something they've failed to do up to now). And as we re-launch the Make Roads Safe campaign with our Call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety between 2010 - 2020, we'll post regularly on this blog to update you on progress.