There are many missing points when it comes to road safety data, but the gender gap in these statistics is just unacceptable. Although most countries around the world present sex-disaggregated data for road traffic fatalities (See Figure 1), these general statistics do not allow a good understanding of the diversity of victims and do not accurately reflect the gender bias … [Read more...] about A business case for road safety data with a gender perspective
Este artículo está también disponible en / This post is also available in: Spanish According to the World Health Organization (WHO), traffic crashes are responsible for 1.35 million deaths worldwide. Traffic fatalities are an avoidable public health crisis that particularly impacts low- and middle-income countries. How can technology save lives? The CDC (Centers for … [Read more...] about VíaSegura: Digital technology for improving road safety
The first blog about the results from the Regional Public Good “Improving vehicle safety standards in Latin America and the Caribbean through the adoption of UN Regulations and consumer information systems” According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD), road traffic accidents killed approximately 110,000 people in the LAC region in 2017, and left many more severely disabled. … [Read more...] about Improving the Crash Safety Performance of Vehicles Saves Lives
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (#WDoR) – initiated by the UK’s RoadPeace Founder in 1993, adopted by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) beginning in 1995, and formally endorsed by United Nations, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/5, 2005 – is commemorated on the third Sunday in November. In the years since the day was first … [Read more...] about Road traffic deaths disproportionately affecting developing countries: Could technology help us tackle speed enforcement?
* By Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held our first-ever Pedestrian Safety Forum. Along with transportation experts from my agency, I had the opportunity to chair the discussion with leaders from government, academia, communities, and industry about the increasing risk of … [Read more...] about We are All Pedestrians: Lessons Learned from the Pedestrian Safety Forum