Data and Knowledge

Unlocking the potential of the world’s largest road infrastructure safety database to explore the human and financial impact of road injury, how safe the world’s roads are and provide the Business Case for Safer Roads.
This document acts as a guide to assist countries to monitor and report on the 12 Voluntary Global Road Safety Performance Targets, on which a consensus had been reached during a meeting of WHO Member States held in November 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The findings from the study indicate that many ESCAP member countries could make progress in reducing drink-driving related deaths, but more work needs to be carried out to make a significant impact.
For this report, a study was conducted to examine speed management in ESCAP member States in order to identify ways in which they can improve speed management. The study revealed that travel speeds on roads in those States are not controlled effectively through survivable speed limits, speeding enforcement, engineering interventions or vehicle safety measures.
This report summarizes the analyses of the road safety data from the ESCAP member countries fall under the road safety management pillar of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011- 2020). This study considered analyzed data involving different pillars and areas of the The United Nations Global Framewor Plan of Action 2018. The pillars and areas under the framewor are shown in Figure 5 of the Appendix 2 of this report.
The current issue of the Bulletin focuses on the theme of “Improving Road Safety”. Each of the six papers contribute different interesting aspects of the theme, and include various approaches in improving road safety in a particular context.
This paper discusses how regulations can determine environmental and safety outcomes in transport systems. It explores the relationships between regulations and direct and indirect costs, and between regulations and benefits. It also discusses the ethical issues, such as the fact that cost-benefit analysis evaluates welfare effects but tends to ignore equity issues.

The present fifth edition of the Glossary is the result of the valuable cooperation between Eurostat, UNECE and ITF (International Transport Forum) which put an effort into harmonising transport statistics at European and international level.

The IRTAD Road Safety Annual Report 2019 provides an overview of road safety performance for 41 countries. The report outlines the most recent road safety developments there and provides comparative data for the main road safety indicators.
This brochure is designed to help countries develop their own locally owned and led national or state programmes and develop and deliver projects that save lives.

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The Big Data Tool summarises star rating and investment plan data – over 400 million data points – based on 358,000km of roads across 54 countries covering over 700 billion vehicle kilometres of travel every year.

The Road Safety Toolkit provides free information on the causes and prevention of road crashes that cause death and injury.

These documents provide information and knowledge for partners so that they can lead, undertake and implement iRAP assessments.

Maximising travel on roads that are 3-star or better will save lives and reduce injuries. Applying the global standard and ensuring all new roads are built to at least a 3-star standard for all road users and existing roads are upgraded to achieve >75% of travel on 3-star or better roads is the vaccine we need.

These select publications have been developed jointly by multiple partner agencies of the UN Road Safety Collaboration or in some cases by individual partner agencies.