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In recent years, particularly in many developing countries, road developers have failed to give sufficient consideration to road safety features in the design and construction of highways. As a result, these roads have become more deadly.
 
Star ratings are an internationally recognized, evidence-based approach to guiding design and investment for safer road transport and are increasingly being used for road and infrastructure projects and policies throughout Asia and the Pacific.
 
If you knew that slowing down a little on your way home from work today might save your life or that of a loved one, would you do it? Please do so, and convince others to halve road deaths and injuries by 2020.
 
The Safetipin app maps safe public areas for urban women so they can make safer decisions, and provides city stakeholders data to improve safety in public spaces and transport.
 
Video message by Hartwig Schafer, World Bank Vice President for South Asia, during the First Workshop on the Implementation of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory, 26 August 2020.
 
Video message by Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF), during the First Workshop on the Implementation of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory, 26 August 2020.
 
Video message by Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), during the First Workshop on the Implementation of the Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory, 26 August 2020.
 
This video documents keynotes and speeches from the Road Safety Benchmarking and Regional Road Safety Observatories High-level Meeting, a high-level meeting that explored 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.
 
 

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