ROAD SAFETY RESOURCES
If you would like to find out more about the growing problem of road traffic injuries, these resources are a great place to start:
This one-page summary provides a high level look at the public health impact of road traffic injuries, and as well as some of the causes and solutions to this complex problem.
Forty-nine members of the US Congress have written to World Bank President Jim Kim urging him to implement a three-star minimum safety standard on all roads the Bank finances. The bipartisan congressional letters (one letter signed by signed by 41 members of the House of Representatives and a second letter signed by eight members of the Senate) provide an excellent overview of the pressing need for the Bank to implement a mandatory three-star minimum to “…greatly reduce disability and injuries and enhance economic growth.”
The powerful short film ‘Save Kids Lives’, directed by Luc Besson, is a “...call to action for safe journeys to and from school for every child.” Click here to find out more about the #SaveKidsLives campaign, which calls for world leaders to do more to ensure our safety on the roads, starting with children.
The Guardian newspaper published this excellent report, The world’s deadliest road, on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Bangladesh. The story is a part of the Guardian’s Global Road Safety in Focus series, an extensive collection of reports, podcasts and photo essays.
The Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting Roads Kill series offers in depth reporting on road crashes and injuries; you can also access their interactive info graphic - it allows users to access statistics and reporting on road traffic injuries in different geographic regions.
The International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) has published an assessment of the economic benefits of investing in safer road infrastructure, A business case for safer roads.
The World Health Organization publishes fact sheets and reports on road safety.
The Senior Director of Transport and ICT at the World Bank, Pierre Guislain, published a blog post, Halving Road Deaths, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal to cut road deaths in half.