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Status of National Effort to Enhance Road Safety in Ethiopia. Presented by National Road Safety Coordinating Office. 9 th Meeting of the UNRSC, 17-18 November 2008. Highlights of Road Traffic Accident In Ethiopia. In Year 2007/08 2,160 people died due to road accident

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Status of National Effort to Enhance Road Safety in Ethiopia

Presented by National Road Safety Coordinating Office

9th Meeting of the UNRSC, 17-18 November 2008

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Highlights of Road Traffic Accident In Ethiopia

  • In Year 2007/08
  • 2,160 people died due to road accident
  • 8,958 people were injured
  • Fatality per 10,000 vehicles is 80
  • Fatality per 100,000 population is 2.7
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Implemented Road Safety Coordination

National and Regional Road Safety Coordination

Local Level Road Safety Coordination

Implemented Drivers Licensing and Vehicle Inspection

Strengthened drivers’ training, testing and licensing

Defensive driving training for professional drivers

Strengthened road safety responsibilities in transport associations and organizations

Freight vehicles for passenger transport controlled

Strengthened vehicle inspection and spot checking

Traffic Law Enforcement

Awareness training in targeted traffic control

Targeted traffic control implemented in pilot areas

Accident data collection and reporting system

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Implemented Road Safety Engineering Measures

Road safety audit units in roads authorities

Studies of hazardous road locations

Road safety measures at hazardous locations

Strengthened Legal Provisions

Legal provisions relevant to traffic safety

Mandatory 3rd party vehicle insurance law

Implemented Road Safety Education and Publicity

Traffic safety education for children

Mass media road safety campaign

Community road safety campaigns

Implemented Emergency Medical System

Emergency medical service in Addis Ababa and regions

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Accident severity

May to September 2006 compared to same period of 2005

2005

2006

Reduction in

%

Death

84

44

-47.6

Serious injury

59

27

-54.2

Light injury

25

11

-56.0

Property damage

168

110

-34.5

Total accidents

336

192

-42.9

Targeted traffic law enforcement result in East Shewa zone

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The way forward

  • Establish the transport management and road safety training institution for sustained capacity building at federal and regional levels
  • Strengthen traffic control to enforce speed limit and drink driving laws
  • Expand the Accident data system improvement
  • 3. Strengthen the good practices obtained in previous community awareness creation effort
  • 4. Strengthen the children road safety education.
  • 5. Strengthen the ongoing mass media campaigns.
  • 7. Strengthen the road safety efforts in transport associations and organizations
  • 8. Strengthen road safety audit and measures
  • 9. Support Emergency Medical Service improvement efforts of the Ministry Of Health