The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading mobility organisations. Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris and Geneva, the FIA is a non-profit organisation. It brings together 244 member organisations from 146 countries on five continents. Its member clubs represent over 80 million road users and their families. The FIA promotes safe, sustainable and accessible mobility for all road users around the world. Further details can be found at www.fia.com.
About FIA Action for Road Safety
An estimated 1.35 million people are killed each year on the roads worldwide and 50 million injured. That corresponds to more than 3,500 fatalities every day, including 500 children: an unacceptable human, economic and social cost for our societies.
Following the launch of the first United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety in May 2011, the FIA demonstrated its support for the goals of the initiative by launching its own Action for Road Safety campaign.
Built around four guiding key priorities, the campaign sought to:
- Advocate at the highest levels to encourage politicians to commit to taking action and prioritise road safety as a leading health and development crisis.
- Assist FIA members in implementing road safety interventions through the FIA Road Safety Grants Programme, supported by the FIA Foundation.
- Build strong partnerships with all commercial and institutional partners that share the FIA’s goals.
- Mobilise the motor sport community to be ambassadors for the cause and utilise the sport’s global reach to connect with as large an audience as possible.