In recent years the incidence of road traffic crashes steadily increased in Tanzania, with the number of resulting road traffic deaths nearly doubling. As a consequence, the cost to the economy has also grown with the country now loosing an approximated 3.4%* of their GDP every year. Furthermore, the number of road traffic fatalities is estimated to be considerably higher than 4,000* people – in fact it’s estimated that nearly 16,211* people are killed annually, four times as many as the figure reported.
Road rules are not well observed by drivers in Tanzania, with road safety measures often poorly enforced. National seat-belt law is only applicable to drivers and no child restraint law or legislation of mobile phone use while driving is in existence.
Supporting and building the capacity of 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
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|Tanzania Red Cross National Society||—||—|
Lead agency: —
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
13 January 2016