Road safety is a critical issue in Laos where the number of road crashes and fatalities are increasing, consequently due to the growing number of registered vehicles. Motorcycles comprise of over 80% of the growth (annually), with 87%* all road deaths being motorcycle users. Helmet-wearing is recognised as a key priority by the government.
With our support, the Lao National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) developed a National Helmet Wearing Action Plan in 2007, which has since seen the development, implementation and enforcement of national motorcycle helmet laws.
Road user groups
|Website||Carrying out RS activites||Interested in expanding RS work|
|Lao Red Cross||Yes||Yes|
Lead agency: National Road Safety Committee
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
Source: WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015