On 12 December 2016, WHO and the Towards Zero Foundation launched the Global Forum for Road Safety Legislators at an event in London, in association with the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety of the United Kingdom, and under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. The event convened around 30 parliamentarians from around the world who have a responsibility for road safety legislation. International road safety experts highlighted the important role of legislation in reducing road traffic injuries, and encouraged the parliamentarians to take a leading role in adopting and ensuring the implementation of good road safety laws in their countries. A core group of legislators was identified to lead the Forum and to establish mechanisms to encourage international legislative bodies to take action on road safety. The identified action points resulting from the London meeting were endorsed in a Global Forum for Road Safety Legislators Declaration.