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.
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.
Road user groups
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.
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Lead agency: National Observatory for Information, Training, Documentation and Studies on 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
7 June 2017
30 September 2013