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Support from Schumacher
Michael Schumacher will make a public appearance in London this week, as part of the United Nations Global Road Safety Week.
The seven-time world champion is due to speak at a luncheon in central London on April 23.
The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the scale of road safety problems - with more than one million people killed in road accidents in the developing world each year.
The campaign has received support from Formula One drivers, who have signed a petition backing an FIA initiative for a United Nations summit to discuss road safety.
World champion Fernando Alonso said: "For me it's very important to support this campaign and make safety the first priority in our cars in everyday life.”
Teammate Lewis Hamilton added: "I think that people need to sit back and really think about how many people are dying on the roads and what we can do about it.
"It is important we take precautionary measures, such as checking that you have the right pressures in your tyres. That is the only contact we have with the road when we're in the car so just make sure that they are the right temperature, and the right pressure.”
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