The number of road traffic crashes in Jordan has significantly increased in recent years, with statistics indicating a relatively low level of road safety across the country. Annually, there are over 750* reported road traffic deaths, although that number is estimated to be closer to 1,913,* more than double the reported figure.

65%* of fatalities are drivers and passengers of cars, thus addressing key risk factors such as speed and seat-belt use have been identified as critical in building a strong culture of road safety in Jordan. Currently, national seat-belt wearing laws are only applicable to drivers and are moderately enforced, with just 42%* of front seat occupants recorded as wearing seat-belts. Furthermore, there are no child restraint laws in existence.

The Jordanian Kingdom is committed to implementing effective road safety practices and to date, has endorsed a number of national legislations.

(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities


Capacity building:
Supporting Jordan to increase capcity to improve road safety and enforce road traffic laws.

Knowledge and practices:
Establishing knowledge and data management and best practice.


EU MENA Programme

As part of the overall EuroMed regional project on Road, Rail, and Urban Transport programme, the 2011-2014 EU funded project aimed to contribute to the reduction of road crash death and injury in targeted countries and pilot communities.

Road user groups

Commercial drivers:

Commercial drivers cover great amount of distance on daily basis and are prone to multiple risk factors due to the vehicle type, conditions on the road and the often the objects that they transport. GRSP dedicates a lot of attention to this road user group because of the impact they have on road safety situation and surrounding road users.

Risk factors

Members Collaboration

IFRC engagement

Website Carrying out RS activites Interested in expanding RS work
Jordan National Red Crescent Society Yes Yes

National laws

Lead agency: Department of Traffic Safety

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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