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With just 10 percent of the world’s vehicles, South Asia accounts for over 25 percent of the world’s crash fatalities. Road safety is a critical development priority, impacting health, wellbeing and economic growth. Countries in South Asia must work together if they are to achieve the goal of halving road crash deaths by 2030.

We can win the road safety battle. The time to act is now! 


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World Day of Remembrance: A Conversation on #RoadSafety

As we embark on the new Decade of Action for Road Safety, a conversation with Jean Todt, Said Dahdah, and Hartwig Schafer on the challenges ahead.

Nepal Helmet Safety Animated Video

This video is part of Nepal's road safety campaign to reinforce helmet use as a critical road safety priority and promote safe behaviors among young people.

Streets for Life: Saving Lives on the Road through Safe Speeds

During the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week, a high-level panel will discuss speed management initiatives in low-and middle-income countries.

REPORT: Traffic Crash Injuries and Disabilities: The Burden on Indian Society

The social and economic impacts of road crash deaths and injuries in India are disproportionately borne by poor households.

Nepal Road Safety Campaign Launch

Global premiere of animated video on safe helmet use, organized by World Bank and Ministry of Transport, Nepal.

EVENT: Rethinking Urban Mobility amid COVID-19

How can South Asia make its urban mobility sustainable and safer for all, as we move towards a resilient recovery?

BLOG: People-first: Solutions for safer roads in India

Guest blogger Shreya Gadepalli on why India must reimagine the way its cities are planned.

BLOG: How a state in India is leading the way to lower road crash deaths

How the state of Tamil Nadu in India lowered road crash deaths by over 25 percent through commitment, vision and leadership.

FEATURE: Empowering Pedestrians and Cyclists in Cities

With the pandemic deeply impacting mobility in cities, South Asia needs to rethink mobility to ensure sustainability and safety for all.

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BLOG: Road safety matters, more so during COVID-19

COVID-19 has been a very necessary alarm bell to think consciously about the future of transport and road safety.


REPORT: Road Safety in South Asia

How can policy initiatives at the regional level complement and strengthen country road safety strategies and programs?


FEATURE: Enhancing the Safety of Nepal's Mountain Roads

Over 70 km of road safety barriers were installed on hilly and mountainous roads of Nepal as part of the Road Safety Support Project.


PRESS RELEASE: World Bank, BRAC Join Hands to Improve Road Safety in Bangladesh

The World Bank and BRAC signed a MoU to collaborate to improve road safety in Bangladesh.