Like many low-middle-income countries, Ethiopia has an unacceptably large number of road traffic deaths, with approximately more than 25 people per every 100,000 people killed in road crashes.*
Although Ethiopia has extensive road safety legislation, enforcement is low and there is no application of vehicle standards promoting safety features.
Delivering road safety master classes for city officials and data management workshops to enable strategic enforcement.
Through BIGRS, GRSP works directly with the relevant road safety policy enforcement agency (typically the traffic police) to build their capacity to effectively enforce.
GRSP has progressed with the ‘starter pack’ documentation for the procurement of drink drive enforcement equipment and gave advice on the best alcohol test devices to be used in the city.
Strengthening road policing in Addis Ababa in relation to speeding and restraint wearing
Through BIGRS, GRSP has a mandate to support civil society-led road safety policy change in these cities and are currently mapping out civil society there as well as gaps in road safety policy.
The programme works with countries at the national level to strengthen road safety legislation, and with cities at the city level to implement proven road safety interventions.
The grants programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.
Road user groups
|Website||Carrying out RS activites||Interested in expanding RS work|
|Ethiopian Red Cross Society||No||Yes|
Lead agency: National Road Safety Council Office
Speed limit law
Motorcycle helmet law
Child restraint law
Mobile phones while driving law
Annual road fatalities
Fatalities per 100K pop. per year
Estimated GDP loss