(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 8. The main priority
of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) during the
recent visit of its delegation to Uzbekistan was related to road
safety, Chief of Information Unit Jean Rodriguez told trend .
'International road corridors in Uzbekistan should follow
harmonized international road safety design, maintenance and road
safety procedures and regulatory standards to be safe and to
provide efficient transport connectivity. Apart from infrastructure
development, the implementation of digital means such as electronic
consignment notes (eCMR) and electronic data exchange for TIR
Convention (eTIR International system) for facilitating trade and
the seamless and secure movement of goods in international
transport will further strengthen the transport and transit
potential of Uzbekistan,' Rodriguez said.
According to him, the main priorities of UNECE's transport
policy are related to road safety and climate change mitigation.
The Road Safety Performance Review currently on-going in Uzbekistan
is guided by the UNECE Inland Transport Committee's Recommendations
for Enhancing National Road Safety Systems, which give a
comprehensive picture of national road safety systems that should
include all key elements defined by the global plan for the Decade
of Action 2021-2030.
'The RSPR recommendations will cover all key action areas
(legislation, enforcement, education, technology) of the national
road safety system and advice on their implementation. Possible
actions, national coordination, international support and
application of relevant UN road safety-related legal instruments
will be specified in RSPR recommendations (e.g. speed limits in
urban areas should be set to 50 km/h, mandatory use of safety belts
and child restraint systems could save many lives, etc). UNECE will
support its implementation through capacity development and policy
dialogue with national stakeholders,' he added.
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