This tool aims to evaluate road safety on all State Members and the implementation of basic road safety indicators, as well as identifying gaps and key interventions on the subject. It is also a way of monitoring national and international progress towards the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020).

Implementing the survey implies serval steps:

  • The Member State identifies a National Data Coordinator (NDC), who will participate in a regional training about the tool methodology. The NDC will then identify a maximum of 8 experts in road safety from different sectors (education, health, transportation, police, NGOs, etc.) and invite them to participate in the survey.
  • The NDC should compile complete copies of all national legislation on road safety that covers the 7 risks and prevention factors and present this documentation to PAHO/WHO for revision and analysis.
  • Participators of the survey receive a copy of the questionnaire and are asked to complete it to join in a consensus meeting, organized by the NDC. on the meeting, answers are used to complete the final questionnaire of the country.
  • The final questionnaire data are validated in the regional offices and later on uploaded to the WHO online data base.
  • PAHO/WHO send NDC an approval sheet that summarizes national data, which is in turn sent to relevant sectors.
  • NDC should collect all legislative information that will be reviewed by an attorney.

General information

Fact sheet: Road safety in the region of the Americas - 2013

Pedestrian safety fact sheet

 

Mandates

Brasilia Declaration on road safety - 2015

Plan of Action on road safety - 2011

Plan of Action on road safety Resolution - 2011

 

Regional reports

Road safety in the Americas - 2016

Report on road safety in the region of the Americas - 2015

Country profiles

Report on road safety in the region of the Americas - 2013

Report on road safety in the Americas - 2009 (SPA)

Global reports

2015

Global status report on road safety - 2015

Country profiles (combined PDF)

2013

Global status report on road safety - 2013

Country profiles

2009

Global status report on road safety - 2009

Country profiles