Luchemos at the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brazil – 18-19 November 2015

Statements by the main speakers on the opening, under the topic: “Time for results”

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil –organizing country- said that “There are no excuses if politicians don’t do what’s imperative to save millions of lives that can be saved around the world if they adopt necessary measures...” and also stated that “she was impressed by the testimonies of grief of so many devastated families , but that she hoped they could transform that pain into actions so that the same doesn’t occur to other people”

For his part, UN’s General Secretary, Ban Ki-Moon expressed that “we cannot spare our efforts to save around 5 million people on the Decade for Road Safety, especially by enforcing the use of safety seatbelts, helmets, child restraint systems, speed controls, alcohol...” on a message that he read before the delegations from 140 countries.