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UN road safety envoy to join Jamaica in observing Road Safety Week

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:09 PM
Jean Todt during a recent visit to The Gleaner

Jamaica is to join several countries around the world this week to observe Global Road Safety Week from May 8-14.

The week will be observed under the theme: Slowing Down Saves Lives.

United Nations Special Envoy on Road Safety, Jean Todt, will return to the island to join Jamaicans in celebration of Road Safety Week.

The motor sport executive and former rally co-driver will deliver the keynote address at an event scheduled for Wednesday at the Office of the Prime Minister.

He will be joined by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who is chairman of the National Road Safety Council, and Zoleka Mandela, granddaughter of former South African leader Nelson Mandela, who serves as the ambassador for the Global Initiative for Child Health & Mobility.