Data and Knowledge

Using theoretical and analytical foundations, this working paper shows the development and use of a maturity assessment framework to support ADB operations and road safety improvement in developing member countries.


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.


APRSO AR graphic banner

We'd like to share a visual summary of key findings from the APRSO's Annual Report 2021.

From the Foreword:


APRSO Governance Statute.

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

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 driver distraction, defined as: percentage of drivers not using a handheld mobile device
Get an overview of Cambodia's road safety situation, its national policy and actions, and the Road Crash and Victim Information System (RCVIS).
Know more about the objectives, strategic targets, and primary goals of Mongolia's National Road Safety Strategy 2012-2020
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.
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.

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).

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
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.

Partner Websites

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.