Excessive speed and poor driving skills are considered to be among the main causes of road traffic crashes in Oman. Every year over 900* people are killed, of which 86%* are males. As passengers and drivers of cars make up 60%* of the fatalities, addressing key risk factors such as seat-belt and child restraints are crucial to developing a culture of road safety across the country.

National seat-belt laws have recently been revised to be applicable to both drivers and passengers and as a result. And there is new national child restraint laws and mobile phone laws, addressing critical gaps in legislation.

Fortunately there is widespread agreement in the Sultanate to address the growing issue of road safety, with Oman committed to 25%* reduction in road traffic fatalities by 2020 (in support of the UN Decade of Action.)
(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities


 Capacity Building

GRSP conducted a capacity building workshop for the Shell Oman CSI team to assist with road safety project design.


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.

Road user groups

Risk factors

Members Collaboration

Royal Dutch Shell

IFRC engagement

National laws

Lead agency: National Committee for 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

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Registered vehicles


Income group


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