Information published on 30 April 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 344.

5th edition of ILCAD hosted by UNECE in the framework of the 2nd United Nations Global Road Safety Week, Palais des Nations, Room VIII, Geneva 7 May 2013

We act safely at level crossings!

  • Level Crossings

On 7 May UNECE, UIC and key partners are organising the 5th International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) focusing on educational measures and the promotion of safe behaviour at and around level crossings. A range of national events will be held in more than 42 countries, jointly at various locations with the common ILCAD message “Act safely at level crossings!” In addition, regular activities will be held throughout the year in each country.

From 10:00 to 13:00 on 7 May, an international press conference and roundtable discussion will emphasise the importance of road safety at level crossings.
The ILCAD events will be introduced jointly by Eva Molnar, Director of the UNECE Transport Division, Jerzy Wisniewski, Director of the UIC Fundamental Values Department and Alan Davies, RSSB, Chairman of the European Level Crossing Forum (ELCF).

Key speakers from various countries will debate the three Es: Engineering, Enforcement and Education aiming at improving safety at level crossings: Estonia, Greece, India, Italy, Switzerland and the UK.

Side events will include a poster signing ceremony and conclude with the opening of an exhibition featuring: entries from an international children’s drawing contest on safety at level crossings, posters made by UIC for ILCAD partners’ needs and other posters issued by ILCAD partners from various countries on the 5 continents for their own campaigns.

The programme of the various events as well as registration details may be obtained at

http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/2nd_grs_week/programme.html please visit also the ILCAD dedicated website www.ilcad.org

Should you be interested in participating in the event please note that you must register before 3 May to UNECE using the registration form posted at this address

http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/2nd_grs_week/ilcad.html and bring your personal
ID plus the original registration form with you for security controls and for the registration desk.

For further information please contact Isabelle Fonverne: fonverne@uic.org