Road Safety Benchmarking and Regional Road Safety Observatories High-level Meeting
This high-level meeting explores the importance of reliable road safety data to develop sound road safety policies and the opportunites for road safety benchmarking to raise road safety on the political agenda.
In many countries, there is a wide gap between official road safety statistics and estimates of WHO published in the Global Status Report. Improvements in crash data collection and analysis systems are needed not only to know precisely the total number of road deaths, but also the number of serious injuries. Tangible progress in road safety in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 will require monitoring key road safety performance indicators.
In this context, regional road safety observatories present an opportunity for joint regional efforts to improve road safety data collection. Important economies of scale can also be achieved by adopting a regional approach.
The high-level meeting highlights the critical role of observatories to raise road safety on the political agenda and lessons learned from this process. It presents the progress already achieved in Africa and Latin America, and the initiatives in place to develop an Asia-Pacific Observatory.
Participation is by invitation only.