Although the total number of registered vehicles (per capita) is low in Morocco, the rate of road traffic deaths is high with approximately 10 people killed every day. Of the fatalities, 36%* are car occupants and a further 21%* are motorcycle riders.

As a result, national speed limits, and motorcycle helmet and seat-belt laws have been implemented, of which enforcement is relatively moderate.

Predominately a Muslim country, alcohol can still be purchased and consumed in many cities and places across Morocco. Accordingly national drink-driving laws have been developed and adopted, with the permitted Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) extremely low at only 0.02%*.

(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities


Capacity building:
Supporting Morocco 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.

Global Road Safety Initiative (GRSI)

The Global Road Safety Initiative (GRSI) was one of the world’s largest joint commitments of private sector resources toward road safety in low- and middle-income countries. The Initiative is now closed, however implementations of programmes developed through the initiative such as Safe to School – Safe to Home in Vietnam and China are still in operation under local authorities and the methodology has been embedded into curriculum.

Safe to School – Safe to Home

Safe to School – Safe to Home incorporates assessment of road safety conditions, the installation of appropriate and low-cost local traffic engineering improvements, extensive road safety education for children, parents and the community, together with enhanced enforcement of helmet wearing, parking restrictions and speeding.

Road user groups


With around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, it is unacceptable that some countries still do not have legislation regarding obligatory usage and set safety standards for child restraints.

Risk factors

Members Collaboration

Royal Dutch Shell

IFRC engagement

Website Carrying out RS activites Interested in expanding RS work
Moroccan Red Crescent Yes Yes

National laws

Lead agency: Directorate of Road Transport and Road 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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