3500 lives are lost every day worldwide in traffic. ÖAMTC (founding member of FIM as well as FIA) supports the campaign. The kick-off was held at the new headquarters of ÖAMTC in Vienna in the presence of F1 stars Fernando Alonso und Valtteri Bottas. Werner Kraus, ÖAMTC Honorary President and Trustée of the FIA-Foundation stated: „500 children are killed every day in traffic accidents, and among those from 15 to 29 years traffic accidents are the #1 cause of death. Urgent and global action is needed.“
ÖAMTC Director Oliver Schmerold added: „Every week eight people die in Austria in traffic accidents; in 2016 eight children were injured every day. There is a need for urgent action.“
FIM Europe President Wolfgang Srb: „Road Safety is, beside sport, our second most important pillar, as recently stated at the FIM Europe Congress in Rome. Our experts work together with other organisations like FEMA for more safety on the roads”.
From left: ÖAMTC Honorary President Werner Kraus, Valtteri Bottas, Fernando Alonso, ÖAMTC Director Oliver Schmerold, FIM Europe President Wolfgang Srb, FIA Head of Road Safety Advocacy Niall Carty. Photo: Credit ÖAMTC
The new headquarters of ÖAMTC in Vienna. Photo: Toni Rappersberger