Each year around 1.2 million people are killed and 50 million are injured on roads around the world. But crashes are largely preventable and much can be done to reduce the burden of pain they cause and their economic impact. This report takes stock of recent developments and initiatives to meet increasingly ambitious road safety targets, and constitutes a major international review of progress in developing Safe System approaches, now adopted in a small number of countries.
Table of contents:
Foreword Abstract Executive Summary Introduction 1. Road Safety Targets and Performance 2. Data Collection and Analysis - Requirements and Opportunities 3. Some Key Interventions for Immediate Benefits 4. Managing Road Safety Programmes for Results 5. The Safe Approach System 6. Building the Economic Case for Road Safety Investment 7. Managing Effective Strategies and Creating a Supportive Political Environment 8. Knowledge Transfer 9. Conclusions and Recommendations Annex A. Road Safety Trends Annex B. Trends in Different Crash Types for Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand Annex C. Steps toward Implementing a Safe System Approach Annex D. Draft World Bank Country Capacity Checklists Appendix. Contributors to the Report