Road Safety in ESCAP Region

The issue of road safety has been on the global agenda for quite some time as the casualties from road crashes continued to rise at an alarming rate. Globally, road crashes kill 1.24 million people and injure about 50 million each year. Approximately 62% of these global road deaths or 777,000 deaths occured in ESCAP region. The progress in road safety in the ESCAP region between 2007 and 2010 has been mixed. If reported deaths are considered, the number of deaths in 2010 is very similar (with a slight increase) to that of 2007.

These interactive spreadsheets provide a broad overview of the recent road safety progress made by ESCAP member countries, comparisons between sub-regions of ESCAP and status of legislations involving five key risk factors in road safety as listed in a column on the left-hand side. The analyses and findings presented here are based primarily on data received from the global health observatory data repository of the World Health Organization (WHO).

We encourages countries to provide us with the most recent updates of their related road safety data and statistics. For more information and request for information updates, please contact [email protected].