Violence and Injury Prevention

Global status report on road safety 2013

Global status report on road safety 2013

The Global status report on road safety 2013 presents information on road safety from 182 countries, accounting for almost 99% of the world’s population. The report indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths remains unacceptably high at 1.24 million per year. Only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints.

This report serves as a baseline for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, declared by the UN General Assembly. Made possible through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this is the second in a series of Global status reports.

Report

Full report, separate chapters and summary in various languages

Data

Data from the report

Country profiles

A detailed overview of each participating country

Methodology

Overview of the methodology

Statements

Margaret Chan, Michael Bloomberg, Michelle Yeoh and others

Infographics

Presentation

Multimedia

Other press materials

Related Links

Pulitzer Center initiative - "Roads Kill" Map

Pulitzer Center's "Roads Kill" Map

Contacts

Ms Laura Sminkey
Communications Officer
sminkeyl@who.int
Tel.: +41 22 791 45 47
Mob.: +41 79 249 35 20