This paper discusses Malawi's experience in attempting to apply the SADCC recommendations for harmonisation of traffic safety laws and regulations in Southern African countries. The Southern Africa Transport and Communications Commission (SATCC) established its Working Group on Road Traffic and Transport to promote operational coordination and harmonisation of road safety. It recommended that road safety organsation in the SADCC countries should be reorganised to give high priority to road safety and its coordination, and that there should be local road safety agencies in every district responsible for handling safety problems at district level. The National Road Safety Council of Malawi has therefore established Regional Road Safety Committees. It also receives monthly traffic accident reports from the police, which summarises traffic accidents in Malawi and helps the Council to compile statistics on road accidents in Malawi. The paper ends by detailing the differences between Malawi's present road traffic regulations and the text of SADCC's proposed Road Traffic Act and Regulations. Paper presented at the Second ECA/OECD African Road Safety Congress, Addis Ababa, 16-20th October 1989.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Nations

    Economic Commission for Africa, P.O. Box 3001
    Addis Ababa,   Ethiopia 

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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  • Authors:
    • Mwamlima, L T
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

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  • Pagination: 6 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00498548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM