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Strengthening road safety legislation: a practice and resource manual for countries

Strengthening road safety legislation: a practice resource manual for countries describes methods and provides resources that practitioners and decision-makers can use for enacting new laws or amending existing ones as part of a comprehensive road safety strategy. In particular, it recommends a step ...Read more
Type: Guidelines and Manuals, Organization: WHO, Published in 2017
Related theme(s): Governance, Road Safety

Pedestrian safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners

This manual equips the reader with necessary information on: the magnitude of pedestrian death and injury; key risk factors; how to assess the pedestrian safety situation in a country or area and prepare an action plan; and how to select, design, implement and evaluate effective interventions. The m ...Read more
Type: Guidelines and Manuals, Organization: WHO, Published in 2017
Related theme(s): Road Safety

Global Road Safety Facility Strategic Plan 2013-2020

Abstract: There is growing awareness worldwide that road traffic crashes and injuries represent an unacceptable, and underfunded, public health crisis. Ninety percent of deaths on roads occur in low- and middle-income countries. Road traffic injuries are already the leading cause of death among yout ...Read more
Type: Overviews and Activity Reports, Organization: Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), Published in 2017
Related theme(s): Road Safety

Powered two- and three-wheeler safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners

Powered two- and three-wheeler (PTW) fleets are growing rapidly in most parts of the world. PTWs are becoming one of the main means of transporting both people and goods and are attracting an increasingly varied user population. However, PTW users account for more than 286 000 deaths around the worl ...Read more
Type: Guidelines and Manuals, Organization: WHO, Published in 2017
Related theme(s): Governance, Road Safety

Post-crash response: supporting those affected by road traffic crashes (2016)

The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 provides a framework for key activities that governments, international agencies, civil society organizations and other stakeholders can use to guide their efforts. Central to the framework is the Global Plan for the Decade of Action with its five &ldqu ...Read more
Type: Guidelines and Manuals, Organization: WHO, Published in 2017
Related theme(s): Road Safety

Managing Speed Manual (2017)

In the context of the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, WHO has released Managing speed. The document highlights that excessive and inappropriate speed is among the key risks for road traffic deaths and injuries, contributing to around one third of road traffic fatalities in high-income countries a ...Read more
Type: Guidelines and Manuals, Organization: WHO, Published in 2017
Related theme(s): Road Safety

Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries: Leading a Paradigm Shift to a Safe System

This report describes a paradigm shift in road safety policy, being led by a handful of countries, according to the principles of a Safe System. A Safe System is based on the premise that road crashes are both predictable and preventable, and that it is possible to move towards zero road deaths and ...Read more
Type: Guidelines and Manuals, Organization: OECD, Published in 2017
Related theme(s): Road Safety

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 - Summary

The Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011–2020) calls on countries to implement the measures identified internationally to make their roads safer. The UN General Assembly invited WHO to monitor progress through its Global status report on road safety series. This report is the third in the se ...Read more
Type: General Knowledge, Author: WHO, Organization: WHO, Published in 2016
Related theme(s): Road Safety, General

Road Safety in 170 Low-, Middle- and High-Income Countries

Earlier in 2013, the World Health Organization published a comprehensive assessment of road safety in the individual countries of the world (WHO, 2013). The present study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) used the WHO data for individual countries but fo ...Read more
Type: General Knowledge, Author: Sivak, Michael & Schooettle, Brandon, Organization: UMTRI, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Road Safety

A cost-effective path to road safety

Each year, traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people around the world and injure up to 50 million. In fact, they are the leading cause of death among people 15 to 29 years old and cost the global economy around $518 billion. Many of these casualties are preventable, but governments can have ...Read more
Type: General Knowledge, Author: Ghislanzoni, Myerson and Faure Ragani, Organization: McKinsey&Company, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Road Safety, Intelligent Transport Systems