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  1. National Road Safety Committee Cambodia’s response to the Decade of Action 2011-2020 Mr. CHAN Dara Deputy Director General of Transport, Deputy General Secretary, National Road Safety Committee ( NRSC)

  2. 1. Road Safety Issues Cambodian Context • Road traffic crashes in Cambodia: • 46% of all kinds of recorded injuries in the countries • almost 7% towards the causes of physical impairment and disability • The total economic loss of road traffic accidents was estimated at 248 million US$ (HIB) in 2009

  3. Evolution of road fatalities, vehicles and population and casualties (base 100 = 1998) 1. Road Safety Issues Cambodian Context • Road crashes increase more proportionally than road traffic and population. • Every day, more than 4 persons die and many others are injured. • Over the last 5 years, the number of fatalities increased almost double. Sources: RTAVIS annual report 2009

  4. As a consequence: Motorbikes’ riders account for the large majority of casualties (77%) and fatalities (71%), 13% of fatalities are pedestrians 76% of motorbike fatalities get head injuries 1. Road Safety Issues Cambodian Context Source: RTAVIS annual report 2009

  5. As a consequence, human error is responsible more than 90% of casualties. Road crash injuries are largely preventable 1. Road Safety Issues Cambodian Context Source: RCVIS annual report 2009

  6. 1. Road Safety Issues Cambodian Context More than 50% of fatalities are due to speeding and other 17% caused by drunk driving.

  7. 1. Road Safety Issues Cambodian Context 50% of casualties take more than 1 hour to reach the first health facility. Source: RTAVIS report 2008

  8. In 2004, the Cambodian Government developed the firstNational Road Safety Action Plan 2006-2010, In early 2010, the government started to develop the secondAction Plan 2011-2020, to respond to the “Decade of Action for Road Safety” and based on the international framework 2. National Road Safety Action Plan

  9. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan Pillar 6 Law Enforcement Pillar 7 Driving Licenses

  10. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan Example of activities Pillar 1: Road Safety Management: - Develop the required expertise and capacity - Improve the quality of the RCVIS database Pillar 2: Infrastructure: - Engineering solutions to reduce speed - Black spot improvement programmes Pillar 3: Safe Vehicles: - improvements and expansion of fleet safety - New Car Assessment Programme Pillar 4: Road user behavior: - Helmets, motorcyclists,… - Speeding, Drink Driving,…. Pillar 5: Post crash care : - First Aids - Physical rehabilitation of the victim post-crash Pillar 6: Law Enforcement : - Traffic police capacity building - Check point operations Pillar 7: Driving Licenses: - Improvement of the driving training system - Initiate a driver license demerit point system

  11. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan National Targets • National Target 1: To reduce number of fatalities by 30% in 2020; • National Target 2: To reduce fatality rate (per 10,000 registered vehicles) by 30% in 2020.  4700 lives can be saved in 10 years through the implementation of the 2011-2020 Action plan

  12. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan Estimated numbers of fatalities: 2010-2020 Note: with a prediction that the number of registered vehicles will be increased to around 5.4 Millions in 2020

  13. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan Estimated fatality rate (per 10,000 registered vehicles) 2010-2020

  14. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan Road Safety Performance Indicators • Safety Performance Indicator 1: Helmet • To reduce number of fatalities caused by head injuries by 30% in 2020; • To increase helmet wearing rate to 85%. • Safety Performance Indicator 2: Speeding • To reduce number of fatalities caused by speed related crashes by 30% in 2020; • To reduce over speeding rate by 30%. • Safety Performance Indicator 3: Drink Driving • To reduce number of fatalities caused by drink driving crashes by 30% in 2020; • To reduce drink driving rate by 30%.

  15. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan Estimated numbers of fatalities caused by head injuries: 2010-2020

  16. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan Estimated numbers of fatalities caused by speeding: 2010-2020

  17. 2. National Road Safety Action Plan Estimated numbers of drink driving related fatalities from 2010-2020

  18. Thank You