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%*.
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.
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 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.
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Lead agency: Directorate of Road Transport and Road 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
Source: WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015
25 February 2021
28 October 2013
28 June 2012