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Type
Guidelines and Manuals
Author
Organization
WHO
Published in
2013
Submitted by
Catherine Willis
Related theme(s)
Governance, Road Safety

Strengthening road safety legislation: a practice and resource manual for countries

Strengthening road safety legislation: a practice resource manual for countries describes methods and provides resources that practitioners and decision-makers can use for enacting new laws or amending existing ones as part of a comprehensive road safety strategy. In particular, it recommends a stepwise approach to assessing and improving legislation relating to five specific risk factors for road-traffic injuries, as well as post-crash care. The manual can be used to: develop an understanding of the framework of legislation and relevant processes that are applicable in a country; review current national legislation and regulations and identify barriers to the implementation and enforcement of effective road safety measures; identify available resources, such as international agreements, and evidence-based guidance and recommendations on effective measures, to improve legislation; prepare action plans to strengthen national legislation and regulations for the five main risk factors and for post-crash care, including advocating for improvement.