The Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory (APRSO) is the regional forum on road safety data, policies and practices to ensure the protection of human life on the roads across Asia and the Pacific.   Read More

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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.
 
150 traffic police officers are now trained in speed enforcement, which could lead to deterring an estimated 30,000 speeding drivers.
 
Day two of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory’s first annual meeting was entitled ‘Country Experiences in Collecting, Analyzing & Managing Data’ and kicked off with a case study from the Philippines where, since the introduction of distracted driving laws, the number of crashes attributable to this cause has plummeted from 773 in 2017 to just 26 in 2019.
 

On day one of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory’s inaugural annual meeting, 130 registered attendees from across 32 member countries and partner organisations gathered on Zoom to discuss the challenge of collecting and collating road safety data for more informed policy making.

 

On 21st & 22nd April this year ADB will be hosting the first annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory.  The invite-only virtual event will discuss and seek agreement from 20 APRSO member countries on proposed minimum road safety performance indicators and agree steps towards establishing the APRSO road safety database

 

At a recent Knowledge Sharing Event entitled Improving Road Safety in Mongolia and Samoa, Youth Project Designer Swithun Rumble revealed a pioneering new MYE Road Safety Model to be piloted in Samoa.

The model challenges the perception of young people’s role in road crashes due to their risky behaviour and reliance on vulnerable modes of transport such as walking and cycling. Instead, it recommends leveraging young people’s inherent qualities, such as resilience, tech-savvy and peer influence, to make them a part of the solution.

 
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
 
The purpose of this document is to further describe the minimal methodological requirements to qualify for the BASELINE key performance indicators for safety belts and child restraint systems, defined as: percentage of riders of powered two-wheelers and bicycles wearing a protective helmet.
 
The purpose of this document is to further describe the minimal methodological requirements to qualify for the BASELINE KPI for post-crash care, defined as: the time elapsed in minutes and seconds between the emergency call following a road crash resulting in personal injury and the arrival at the scene of the road crash of the emergency services (to the value of the 95th percentile).
 
The purpose of this document is to further describe the minimal methodological requirements to qualify for the BASELINE KPIs for safety belts and child restraint systems, defined as: percentage of vehicle occupants using the safety belt or child restraint system correctly
 
The purpose of this document is to further describe the minimum methodological requirements needed to qualify for the BASELINE key performance indicators for speeding, defined as: percentage of vehicles traveling within the speed limit.
 
The Regional Public Good (RPG) "Support for the Implementation of Vehicle Regulation Standards in Latin America and the Caribbean", is a project that was born in response to the request of the countries of the region on the need to address the safety of vehicles as a key component of road safety, taking into account the low results in vehicle safety evaluations of passenger cars and the high fatality rates in the LAC region.
 

The fifth good practice manual jointly prepared by WHO, GRSP, the World Bank, and the FIA Foundation focuses on data systems for road safety. Reliable and accurate data are needed for a variety of purposes, including for advocating for road safety, identifying specific problems and risks, setting targets, formulating appropriate strategies and monitoring impact. Road safety data, collected every day in most countries, cannot meet these objectives unless they are properly coded, entered in a system, processed, analysed, disseminated and used.

 

ESRA (E-Survey of Road Users’ Attitudes) is a joint initiative of road safety institutes, research centres, government departments, and private sponsors, from all over the world. The aim is to collect and analyse comparable data on road safety performance, in particular road safety culture and behaviours for policy measures.

 
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.