22 May 2018

Data collection in Latin America progresses

Road safety is a major issue in Latin America and substantial action is needed to reduce the number of road deaths and injuries. The FIA, through its Road Safety Grant Programme, the International Transport Forum and OISEVI have commissioned a benchmarking report on road safety management and performance in ten Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay.

This study will help in identifying similarities and differences between countries’ road safety performance, and will be useful for decision makers to assess policy weaknesses and strengths, taking into account experiences in other countries.

The FIA is currently supporting the dissemination of this study. Meetings with Ministers of Transport, Directors of Road Safety Agencies and the media have been carried out with representatives in Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Meetings in Mexico, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Ecuador will follow later in the year.

The full report can be found here.

In addition to this work, the HLP has been simultaneously involved in expanding the E-Survey on Road Attitude (ESRA) in Latin America. The survey has now been conducted in 13 Latin American countries (also a part of OISEVI), includingArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.This now makes ESRA the largest population-representative database on attitudes, perceptions, and self-reported behaviour in the world.

The full report summarising the findings for all 38 countries with comparable data is available both in English and Spanish here. The report can be used by FIA Clubs should they decide to share their national findings across their networks.


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