The Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APRSO) is expanding its membership to include multisectoral stakeholders in road safety from the private sector, civil society and academia.
In view of the goal set by the United Nations General Assembly to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 20301 and noting the priority actions and targets set out in the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, the Global Road Safety Performance Targets, and the outcomes of the 2021 International Transport Forum Riding in a Safe System – Workshop on Safety for Powered-Two-Wheelers, the participants of the 2022 Global Network of Regional Road Safety Observatories Dialogue on Powered Two-Wheeler Safety recognize the particular challenges this presents for cou
As of October 2022, APRSO has elected Sushil Babu Dhakal as its new Chair. He is the Project Director of the ADB Project Directorate, Department of Roads in Nepal. Mark Steven Pastor, Undersecretary, Road Transport and Infrastructure, Department of Transportation, Philippines, is announced as Deputy Chair.
See the updated line-up of speakers and agenda for the Dialogue at http://roadsafetydialogue.adb.org.
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.
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.
We'd like to share a visual summary of key findings from the APRSO's Annual Report 2021.
From the Foreword:
Amended and accepted by members after the APRSO Annual Meeting in Nov 2021.
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
Road accidents inflicts high economic costs. This indicator reports economic costs of road accident injuries in USD.
Road accidents inflicts high economic costs. This ratio considers economic costs of road accidents with GDP (SEC-SEG-001).