FIA President & ex-Scuderia Ferrari General Manager Jean Todt visited today the students of the Master’s degree in Road Safety Management at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. Todt also serves as UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety and was here to discuss road safety issues.
This is Todt’s second visit to Beirut after 2010. I wish we had known before about his visit; I would have loved to meet Todt!
Jean Todt insisted on the part public authorities have to play to tackle the road safety challenge and to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He also highlighted the importance of financial support and encouraged the students to promote good practices such as: raise awareness on road safety among young people, improve the quality of infrastructure, vehicles, and post-crash care. He also stressed the importance of legislation which is effectively enforced. “We must make road safety a priority in the MENA Region, as in the rest of the world”, concluded Jean Todt. [FIA]