'HOLLYWOOD' BACKS FIA ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM

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'HOLLYWOOD' BACKS FIA ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM

FIA AFRS online pledge SIGN THE PLEDGE – CLICK HERE THE FIA’s global Action for Road Safety campaign has won the backing of ‘Hollywood’. The 2003 FIA World Rally Champion and 2014 FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg, known widely as Hollywood for his crowd-pleasing personality, is joining Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton and FIA World Endurance Championship stars Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi as an ambassador. The colourful Norwegian will help raise awareness for the initiative which focuses on reducing the number of deaths on the road. P Solberg FIA AFRS 042015 PHOTO: World Rally Champion Petter Solberg is now an FIA Action For Road Safety Ambassador

“It is a great honour to be selected as an ambassador for the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign,” Solberg said. “Every 30 seconds somebody is killed on the roads and each year there is 1.3 million people that die in road accidents around the world. “That is twice the population of Oslo, which is a frightening statistic and one that we need to reduce. If everyone signs the pledge and follows the simple advice, there will be a significant improvement in road safety.” The FIA recently launched a new online pledge aimed at promoting road safety and committing drivers to obey the rules of the road, as part of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. The pledge is available at www.fia.com/pledge. Everyone is invited to show their support and commitment to the FIA’s 10 Golden Rules for safer motoring, which advocate better behaviour when behind the wheel. The 10 simple-to-remember rules include a commitment to Belt Up, Keep to the Speed Limit, Drive Sober and be Courteous and Considerate when driving. For more information, visit http://www.fia.com/fia-action-road-safety.

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