Of the 104* million registered vehicles in Indonesia, over 34%* are motorised 2 and 3-wheelers. Consequently riders of motorcycles experience the highest incidence of road traffic deaths, and up over 35%* of the annual fatalities.

Addressing key risk factors such as helmet-wearing has been identified as pivotal to reversing the increasing trend of road traffic deaths. As such, comprehensive motorcycle helmet laws have been passed in the country, with these applying to both drivers and passengers. Despite the fact this legislation is well enforced, only 52%* of passengers are reported to wear helmets.

In an effort to achieve an ambitious fatality reduction target of 50%* (deaths per 10,000 vehicles), GRSP is working with government, civil society and business partners alike to support the improvement of speed management, increase public education and foster the capacity of law enforcement.

(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities


Capacity building:
Support the city of Bandung to use existing data to strategically enforce road laws in relation to risk factors. Support the city of Bandung to understand the need to strengthen their drink drive laws.

Road policing:
Strengthening road policing in Bandung to strategically enforce correct  helmet wearing  and seat belts.


Road Safety Grants Programme

The grants programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.

Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety

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.

Road user groups

Powered 2 & 3 wheelers

Motorcyclists are just 1% of total road traffic, but account for 19% of all road user deaths. This is a clear sign that there is a huge problem and that correct interventions would greatly reduce the road traffic fatalities. GRSP is heavily involved in advocating better helmet wearing legislations and is helping enforcement agencies be more effective with this road use group.


Drivers have high accountability levels for the road traffic crashes. Legislation, public awareness and enforcement are mostly directed to the drivers with an anticipation of behavioral change and consequential improvement in the road safety situation.

Risk factors

Members Collaboration

IFRC engagement

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National laws

Lead agency: National Planning Agency

Speed limit law

Motorcycle helmet law

Child restraint law

Drug-driving law

Drink-driving law

Seat-belt law

Mobile phones while driving law

Crash data

Annual road fatalities


Fatalities per 100K pop. per year




Estimated GDP loss


Registered vehicles


Income group


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