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See the updated line-up of speakers and agenda for the Dialogue at http://roadsafetydialogue.adb.org

 

Event Details 

On 11-13 October 2022, the Global Regional Road Safety Observatories (GRRSO) GRRSO Dialogue on Powered Two-Wheeler Safety (11-12 October) and Asia-Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APRSO) Annual Meeting (13 October) will be held in a hybrid manner in ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines.  

 

With the theme, "2030 horizon for road safety: securing a decade of action and delivery," the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety (HLM) was held at the UN headquarters in New York, United States, last 30 June and 1 July 2022, organized under the President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

 

The Asia-Pacific Road Safety Observatory’s annual meeting for 2021 was held on 9 to 11 November and featured two days of presentations on road safety data management from the viewpoints of member countries and founding development organizations, and a final day devoted to establishing APRSO’s new governance structure.

 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) are proud to announce the signing of a 5-year agreement to promote programmes and projects for safe and sustainable transport in Asia and the Pacific.

 
The coordinators will connect various agencies that collect crash and other road safety data.
 
By getting emergency responders to train together, co-develop protocols, and share data, we inch closer to halving road deaths by 2030.
 
Dive into the important work by two foundations to educate young children on road safety, and also improve the safety of the schools themselves.
 
The International Road Assessment Programme is implementing a system that assigns star ratings to roads, helping to expose high-risk spots.
 

Campaigns, training, education, promotion, and awareness raising are all commonly used terms in road safety, yet are generally not clearly understood or well used. This note outlines best uses and ineffective uses, in order to inform adoption of best practice and to avoid wasting resources. It also briefly summarizes the extensive evidence for the complex underlying psychological processes behind what works and what does not, showing that what are often thought to be “common-sense approaches” to what works will be quite misleading and must be abandoned.

 

Road crashes kill over 1.3 million people every year worldwide and seriously injure millions more. A Safe System approach to road safety can drastically reduce road deaths – but how can it actually be put in place? This report provides experience-based guidance on implementing the Safe System approach.

 

This report prepared by an Asia–Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APRSO) taskforce analyzes how improving crash and accident data collection can better protect lives on the region’s roads.

 

The State Program of Azerbaijan Republic on Road Safety for 2019-2023 reflects measures on reducing the number of traffic crashes by increasing the level of road safety in the Republic of Azerbaijan, and reducing the socio-economic damage to the country as a result of these fatalities. Large-scale, intensive, systematic, and coordinated measures on the basis of single program are needed to implement for increasing the level of road safety in the country, reducing the number of road crashes and their damage, and ensuring the transition to the use of environmentally friendly vehicles.

 

From the International Transport Forum:

This booklet presents measures that effectively reduce road traffic deaths and serious injuries in cities. It covers urban street design, traffic management and improving mobility options. Measures are illustrated with examples reported by cities collaborating in the ITF Safer City Streets network and include information on cost and effectiveness.

 

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We'd like to share a visual summary of key findings from the APRSO's Annual Report 2021.

From the Foreword:

 

APRSO Governance Statute.

Amended and accepted by members after the APRSO Annual Meeting in Nov 2021.

Excerpt

GOVERNANCE STATUTE

Article 1 - Creation

This document sets out the governance structure and the functions of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APRSO) as agreed by its member countries.

Article 2 - Vision

 
This Guide provides information about different types of penalties that have been applied to traffic offences. Penalties for traffic offences are a critical component of behaviour change techniques that have been used extensively with the aim of encouraging road users to comply with traffic laws and to use the road system safely.
 
The purpose of this document is to further describe the minimal methodological requirements to qualify for the BASELINE key performance indicators for driving under the influence of alcohol, defined as: Percentage of drivers driving within the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration.
 
The purpose of this document is to further describe the minimal methodological requirements to qualify for the BASELINE key performance indicators for driver distraction, defined as: percentage of drivers not using a handheld mobile device
 
Get an overview of Cambodia's road safety situation, its national policy and actions, and the Road Crash and Victim Information System (RCVIS).
 
This presentation covers Afghanistan's role in transport and transit in the region. It also lists the national roads in Afghanistan, the overall road situation, challenges and proposed solutions.
 
Know more about the objectives, strategic targets, and primary goals of Mongolia's National Road Safety Strategy 2012-2020
 
Get an overview of the current road safety situation, statistics and challenges in Azerbaijan. Know more about the projects carried out by organizations within the country and the next steps towards improving Azerbaijan road safety.
 
These slides present an overview and statistics of the road safety situation in Cambodia, followed by projects and programs tackling the key issues and challenges in this area.
 
ADB has initiated the Asian Transport Outlook (ATO) to strengthen the knowledge base on transport in the Asia-Pacific region. The ATO is developed in support of the planning and delivery of ADB Transport Sector Assistance. At the same time, the ATO supports ADB's Developing Member Countries in transport policy development and delivery.

Road accidents inflicts high economic costs. This indicator reports economic costs of road accident injuries in USD.


Reported distribution of road traffic deaths by type of road user type - Motorised two wheelers including electric two wheelers is considered here.

Road accidents inflicts high economic costs. This ratio considers economic costs of road accidents with GDP (SEC-SEG-001).


Country-collected data on road traffic deaths broken down by road user groups. Data were collected from a number of different sectors and stakeholders in each country and were submitted to the World Health Organization after consensus meetings, facilitated by national data coordinators.

Maximum speed limit for cars on these two road types. Urban roads: these are roads within cities or built up areas (e.g. residential areas); Rural roads: these are roads that are not urban roads nor roads going between cities

Estimated number of deaths due to road traffic fatal injury in the specified year.