Each year more than 3,500* people are killed. Seat-belts are identified as one of the key risks and a contributing factor in the high number of road traffic crashes and resulting fatalities. Although national seat-belt wearing laws are in place, gaps in the legislation allow certain motor vehicle drivers and passengers to ride without seat-belts. Thus only 44%* of front seat occupants and 36% of rear seat occupants are recorded to wear seat-belts.
The overall trend in road traffic deaths continues to remain steady, as the country works towards achieving an ambitious fatality reduction target of 50%* by 2020.
Supporting advocacy to strengthen national seatbelt legislation.
Four 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
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Lead agency: Road Traffic Safety Strategy Coordination Council and Road Traffic Safety Council
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