The second "Road safety day" will be celebrated on 13 October 2008 and will address the subject of "Road Safety in our Cities". Indeed about two thirds of the accidents and one third of all road fatalities occur in urban areas, often affecting the most vulnerable road users.
This year, the main event will take place in Paris , at the "Espace Grande Arche", in the business district of La Défense. There will be offered up-to-date information, presentations of innovative initiatives, testimonials and discussions. The Commission has established a European Road Safety Day in order to raise awareness, to give visibility to best local practices and to offer an opportunity to work together for safer roads in Europe.