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Preparation of a road safety strategy for the city of addis ababa

Small, M, Hirpa, J., Zegeye, S., Addo-Ashong, T.

Road Safety Strategy Road Safety in a Global Perspective Road Safety in Developing Countries Safer Transport & Mobility

ARSC conference 2018

Many low and middle-income countries do not have strong crash and injury data systems. The experience of Addis Ababa is that the available data can be used, and augmented, to identify critical road traffic crash patterns and support good practice road safety management. The preparation of a road safety strategy in the city highlights the need to ensure high quality analysis of safety issues is integrated with straightforward participatory processes, and the importance of institutional arrangements to ensure plans are able to be followed through and resources effectively allocated to the issues that matter most. This paper reports on a critical diagnosis of road safety issues in a major African city, and the preparation of a good practice road safety strategy.