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Commonwealth recognises road trauma as a leading cause of death for young people

11 August 2021

A significant milestone for youth and road safety has been reached with the launch of the Commonwealth Youth Development Index (YDI).

For the first time, the Commonwealth has recognised and focused on road safety as the leading cause of death for young people and included a chapter on its importance in the YDI. The chapter, authored by the Towards Zero Foundation (TZF) and Youth for Road Safety (YOURS), highlights the importance of prioritising road safety and the involvement of youth in the path to sustainable development within the Commonwealth.

Announcing this development Jessica Truong Secretary General, Towards Zero Foundation which leads the Commonwealth Road Safety Iniotiative said: ' the inclusion of road safety in the YDI marked a big step forward in having this included as a priority on the Commonwealth’s agenda. We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with the Commonwealth and working together to meet the 2030 target of reducing road deaths and injuries by 50% and ultimately towards a future that is safe for all.'