An apology: it seems the secret of a successful blog is relevance, entertainment value and regularity. Hopefully we meet the first criteria, possibly not always the second (given the subject matter), but in the third we have been abject! Sorry, we're just so busy doing there isn't always the time to write it too.
However, we tend not to blog here on stories that are featured elsewhere on the main Make Roads Safe website, just to avoid duplication and the risk of boring people...but there has been a lot going on so make sure you visit www.makeroadssafe.org to catch up on recent 'Decade' events in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Namibia, Moldova and the US. There's a lot of encouraging energy and activity and a real sense that governments and institutions are beginning to tune in to road safety. That's a long way from saying that they're ready to take concrete action or invest significant money - we've still a lot of work and convincing to do - but the change just in the last year or two is noticeable, and the Moscow conference is helping to drive it.