Improving road safety in the OIC member states

A comparison has been made of road safety performance, measured in mortality rate (number of road traffic deaths per population size), in OIC member countries and non-OIC member countries. Mortality rates are then linked to economic development of the OIC member countries, measured in income per capita, resulting in the classification of high income country (HIC), middle income country (MIC) and low income country (LIC). The OIC member countries show diversity in road safety performance, with mortality rates ranging from 8.3 (Bahrein) to 32.1 (Iran) per 100,000 inhabitants. Regional differences exist, with mortality rate averages of the OIC member countries in the African group of 24.5; the Arab group of 21.2 and the Asian group of 16.1 Mortality rates in the OIC member countries are in general higher than expected, based on comparison with other countries of similar income levels). As an indication, the world average mortality rate 18.8 and the global average for MICs and LICS is 19.5 and 21.5 respectively. Literature review indicates that OIC member countries generally are in the early development stages of the Safe Systems Approach, as advocated by the Global Plan for the Decade of Action. A number of countries in the Arab and Asian region have taken steps to improve road safety management to the extent that they are now comparable to many other international countries, which have adopted and practiced the Safe Systems Approach. However, these countries have not as yet developed an integrated approach across all pillars (including roads and mobility; vehicles; road users and post-crash care) sufficiently to be considered as practising the fundamentals of a Safe Systems Approach. Countries worth mentioning as seemingly to have advanced most in the direction of a Safe Systems Approach are the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan and to a lesser extent Oman, Turkey and Malaysia.


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  • Accession Number: 01627339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 9:45AM