Of the 4.3* million registered vehicles in Myanmar, over 86%* are motorised 2 and 3-wheelers. Consequently, riders of motorcycles experience the highest incidence of road traffic deaths.
Addressing key risk factors such as helmet-wearing has been identified as pivotal to reversing the increasing trend of road traffic deaths. As such, comprehensive motorcycle helmet laws have been passed in the country, with these applying to both drivers and passengers. Despite the fact this legislation is fairly well enforced, only 48-51%* of passengers are reported to wear helmets.
GRSP is working with government, civil society and business partners alike to support the improvement of speed management, increase public education and foster the capacity of law enforcement.
Supporting advocacy for the Traffic Amendment Act to strengthen road safety around schools.
Six grants have been awarded to civil society organizations to advocate for the passage and implementation of evidence-based road safety policies.
The grants programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.
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.
With more than 270 000 pedestrians killed on roads each year, they account to almost a quarter of all road traffic casualties annually. Certain roads, especially in low and middle income countries, completely fail to separate road users from the rest of the road users, which put them in imminent danger.
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Lead agency: Traffic Rules Enforcement Supervisory 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
21 July 2020
25 March 2012