Annals of Health Law
MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT
coalition of stakeholders, drawn from the public and private sectors, currently
exists within the road safety area. It is well recognized by these parties that
reducing the carnage on the world’s roads must be addressed in a multi-lateral
and multi-dimensional manner. Developing countries, which are
disproportionally economically and socially impacted by road trauma, need
the assistance and expertise of the international community.
A global governance framework, such as the framework convention
proposed here for the FRCS, is a viable way to ensure that the incremental
advances made under the Decade of Action continue beyond 2020. There is
a compelling argument to be made for a FCRS. Put simply, the political cost
of inaction on a global governance regime for road safety post-2020 will pale
in comparison to the broader social and economic costs associated with
preventable road-related mortality and morbidity.