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.
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.
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 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.
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Lead agency: Department of Traffic Safety
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