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Road Safety

Supporting policies and interventions that reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries, creating safer streets for everyone.

About our road safety work

As part of their work with the Partnership for Healthy Cities, urban centers are creating safer roads for everyone through four intervention areas:

  • Reduce speeding: Enhance and/or enforce speed limits; or implement road designs that reduce speed and protect pedestrians.

  • Increase motorcycle helmet use: Enhance and/or enforce laws mandating compulsory use of helmets while riding two-wheelers.

  • Reduce drink driving: Enhance and/or enforce drink-driving traffic laws.

  • Increase seat-belt use: Enhance and/or enforce laws mandating compulsory seat-belt use.

City activities

Read more about our cities working on road safety around the world:


In Accra, the Partnership for Healthy Cities, together with the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Initiative for Global Road Safety, worked with local government to improve safety for both pedestrians and drivers by transforming a dangerous intersection.


people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.


of fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries.

Explore further

Tackling a neglected mass killer: Road deaths

Santo Domingo is taking on one of the world’s biggest causes of death for young people.

Road safety in Lusaka, Zambia

In this Q&A with Think Global Health, Mayor Chilando Chitangala discusses road safety, public health, and her political ambitions.

2023 Global status report on road safety

The WHO report details the scale of global road traffic deaths, and progress in advancing laws, strategies and actions to reduce them.