Analysis of good practices in Europe and Africa

According to the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 of WHO (WHO, 2015), “road traffic injuries claim more than 1.2 million lives each year and have a huge impact on health and development”. Based on the WHO regions, there has been a deterioration in road fatality rates in the WHO Africa region from 24.1 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants in 2010 to 26.6 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013. Over the same period, there was an improvement in road fatality rates in the WHO Europe region. Road trauma in Africa is expected to worsen further, with fatalities per capita projected to double over the period 2015-2030 (Small and Runji, 2014). The SaferAfrica project aims at establishing a Dialogue Platform between Africa and Europe focused on road safety and traffic management issues. It will represent a high-level body with the main objective of providing recommendations to update the African Road Safety Action Plan and the African Road Safety Charter, as well as fostering the adoption of specific initiatives, properly funded. The main objective of work package 7 (WP7) is to analyse good road safety practices realised at country, corridor and regional levels in Africa and to compare these practices with those of other countries and with international experiences. Also included in this WP7, are good practices in road safety management and in the policy-making and integration of road safety with other policy areas. WP7 includes the definition of a transferability audit, tailored to Africa conditions that can be used to assess the suitability of road safety interventions in the context of African countries. Finally, promising local projects were identified, that may be implemented in selected African countries (Tunisia, Kenya, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and South Africa); to this end, a procedure for assessing the potential adaptability to the local contexts (transferability audit) will be developed in WP7 and applied to promising interventions. Following a successful transferability audit, a detailed concept definition of the retained interventions will be made by SaferAfrica participants and local road safety experts. Furthermore, factsheets on five key challenging African safety issues will be developed as synthesised working documents, containing all technical and financial information necessary for understanding the corresponding set of proposed interventions....