Every year more than 1,500* people are killed on Tunisia’s roads, however there are estimated to be closer to 2,700* deaths – an unacceptably high number. Of the annual fatalities, drivers and passengers account for 48%* of all road deaths, with over 80%* being male.

Tunisia has adopted a range of road safety best practices, however seat-belt laws are not applicable to rear seat occupants and no child restraint legislation has been passed. Additionally, measures such as drink-driving laws are not well enforced, with no random breath testing / police check points in effect.

In recent years, the overall trend in road traffic deaths has indicated the incidence is decreasing. However, the country is yet to publicly pledge a fatality reduction target.
(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities


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.

Road user groups

Commercial drivers:

Commercial drivers cover great amount of distance on daily basis and are prone to multiple risk factors due to the vehicle type, conditions on the road and the often the objects that they transport. GRSP dedicates a lot of attention to this road user group because of the impact they have on road safety situation and surrounding road users.

Risk factors

Members Collaboration

IFRC engagement

Website Carrying out RS activites Interested in expanding RS work
Tunisian Red Crescent

National laws

Lead agency: National Observatory for Information, Training, Documentation and Studies on 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

not available

Registered vehicles


Income group


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