Powered Two- and Three-Wheeler Safety: A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and Practitioners

Road traffic crashes kill 1.25 million people each year. Like all road traffic crashes, those involving powered two- and three-wheelers (PTWs) such as motorcycles and e-bikes are often predictable and preventable, and should not be accepted as inevitable. Key risk factors for motorcycle traffic injuries are non-use of helmets; vehicle speed; alcohol use; mixed traffic conditions; lack of protection from the vehicle itself during a crash; and lack of safe infrastructure for PTWs, such as poor road surfaces and roadside hazards. Reduction or elimination of the risks faced by PTW users is an important and achievable policy goal, and despite the existence of proven interventions to prevent PTW crashes, in many locations PTW safety does not attract the attention it merits. This manual provides information for use in developing and implementing comprehensive measures to improve PTW safety. It examines the extent of PTW-related fatalities and injuries, and the importance of addressing the key risk factors for PTW crashes. The steps outlined for conducting a situational assessment aim to help prioritize interventions, prepare a related plan of action and help implement and evaluate PTW safety measures. While the focus of the manual is action at local or regional level, the strategies presented can be applied at the national level. It is hoped that the modular structure of this manual will enable it to be adapted to suit the needs and problems of individual countries. The manual is applicable worldwide but specifically targets decision-makers and practitioners in low- and middle-income countries.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 108p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01635082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789241511926
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 22 2017 2:46PM