This book on vulnerable road users (VRUs) has been produced as part of a regional technical assistance project (RETA 5620: Regional Initiatives in Road Safety) under Asian Development Bank (ADB) Contract No. 95-367. A companion book,
Road Safety Guidelines for the Asian and Pacific Region, is intended as a source of reference and guidance to the region’s senior decision makers with responsibility for road safety. Analysis of available data shows that VRUs are involved in a high proportion of traffic accidents in some countries of the Asian and Pacific region. A specific effort was made to try to quantify the nature and scale of the road safety problems facing these road users and to identify examples of good practice in provision of safety facilities for this group.