Tutu gets world road safety prize

2011-11-24 20:23
Johannesburg - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has received the Federal International Automobile academy world prize for road safety, the Automobile Association said on Thursday.

Tutu accepted the prize to show support for the FIA's "action for road safety campaign" in Cape Town this week.

He said it was the poorest people in society who were affected by road accidents.

They were affected either by the loss of an income or the costs of having to care for a family member who was injured in an accident.

Health facilities were also being burdened by the number of serious injuries they had to deal with, said Tutu.

The campaign was launched in line with the UN's Decade of Action for Road Safety in May.

It would target motorists, motorsport enthusiasts and the youth.
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