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Strengthening road safety legislation: a summary for government decision-makers (2014)

The manual Strengthening road safety legislation describes methods and resources for enacting new laws or regulations or amending existing ones as part of a comprehensive road safety strategy. It recommends a stepwise approach to assessing and improving legislation on risk factors for road traffic injuries and on post-crash care. It could be used by countries to:

  • improve understanding of applicable frameworks of legislation;
  • review current national legislation and regulations and identify barriers to their implementation and enforcement;
  • identify resources, such as international agreements, evidence-based guidance and recommendations on effective measures, to improve legislation; and
  • prepare action plans to strengthen national legislation and regulations for the main risk factors and for post-crash care, including advocacy.