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Global Road Safety

As developing countries become increasing motorized, more people are being killed or seriously injured in a traffic crashes. In fact, every six seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world’s roads.

This page contains links and resources to address this growing global health epidemic.

Austroads logo Austroads
Australian and New Zealand Road System and Road Authorities National Performance Indicators
Contains performance data on the Australian and New Zealand road systems and the road authorities who are responsible for their management.
European Union flag European Commission / Road Safety Website
Offers information on European Union transport policies.

SUPREME logo SUmmary and publication of best Practices in Road safety in the Eu MEmber States (SUPREME)
Collection of best practices in road safety in the Member States of the European Union as well as in Switzerland and Norway.
Best Practices in Road Safety. Handbook for Measures at the Country Level cover Best Practices in Road Safety. Handbook for Measures at the Country Level pdf icon
Collection of best practices at national scale.
European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO) logo European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO)
Contains a comprehensive overview of European legislation, road safety knowledge base, list of EU-funded projects, compendium of reports, and manuals and best practice guides.
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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) International Programs

Halving Roadway Fatalities: A Case Study from Victoria, Australia (1989-2004) cover Halving Roadway Fatalities: A Case Study from Victoria, Australia (1989-2004)
Reviews Australia’s accomplishments in highway safety, including how the traffic safety strategies were implemented.
Transportation Performance Measures in Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand cover Transportation Performance Measures in Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand
Scanning study of how agencies in Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand use performance measures in transportation planning and decisionmaking.
FIA Foundation logo FIA Foundation
Independent UK charity which manages and supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, among other issues.

UN Decade of Action for Road Safety logo Decade of Action for Road Safety

Campaign seeking "to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world" by 2020.

Make Roads Safe: The Campaign for Global Road Safety logo Make Roads Safe: The Campaign for Global Road Safety
Broad-based coalition coordinated by the FIA Foundation and advocating for urgent action to stop the daily tragedy of thousands of preventable deaths and injuries on the world’s roads.
Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) logo Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)
Partnership among governments and governmental agencies, the private sector and civil society organizations to address road safety issues in low and middle income countries.
International Council on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS) logo International Council on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS)
Independent nonprofit whose goal is to reduce mortality and morbidity brought about by misuse of alcohol and drugs by operators of vehicles in all modes of transportation.
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International Transport Forum (ITF)
Inter-governmental organization serving as a global platform and meeting place at the highest level for transport, logistics and mobility.

International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD) logo International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD)
Mechanism for providing an aggregated database in which international accident and victim as well as exposure data are collected on a continuous basis.
2013 IRTAD Annual Report cover 2013 IRTAD Annual Report pdf icon
Includes a synthesis of traffic safety trends and detailed reports from 37 countries, including the U.S.
Towards Zero: Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe System Approach cover Towards Zero: Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe System Approach pdf icon
Monash University Accident Research Centre logo Monash University Accident Research Centre
Multi-disciplinary research centre specialising in the study of injury and injury prevention.
OECD logo Road Fatalities by Country
Allows users to find and compare road fatalities per one million inhabitants by country. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Factbook 2009.
SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research logo SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research (The Netherlands)
Independent, scientific institute whose mission is to make a contribution to the improvement of road safety by using knowledge from scientific research.

Advancing Sustainable Safety cover Advancing Sustainable Safety
Critically examines the Sustainable Safety vision.
SUNflowerNext: Towards a composite road safety performance index cover SUNflowerNext: Towards a composite road safety performance index pdf icon
Attempt to define a composite road safety performance index by linking all five levels of the SUNflower road safety pyramid.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) logo Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Promotes innovation and progress in transportation through research.

Achieving Traffic Safety Goals in the United States: Lessons from Other Nations cover Achieving Traffic Safety Goals in the United States: Lessons from Other Nations
Discussed the gap between traffic safety progress in the United States and the other high-income countries and provides recommendations for the U.S. based on other successful national programs.
Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries cover Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries
Summarizes presentations and discussions at a workshop held on January 26-27, 2006, in Washington, D.C.
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World Bank Global Road Safety Facility
Aims to generate and catalyze increased funding to support initiatives aimed at reducing deaths and injuries in low- and middle-income countries.

World Health Organization (WHO) logo World Health Organization (WHO)
Directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

UN Decade of Action for Road Safety logo Decade of Action for Road Safety

Campaign seeking "to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world" by 2020.

UN Global Road Safety Collaboration
Representatives from more than 42 organizations working on a variety of activities to promote global road safety.
WHO Traffic Injury Information
Contains information on global road safety statistics, programs and reports.