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.
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.
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.
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).