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