Vehicle Inspections: Their Role in Road Safety and Impact on Economic DevelopmentDaniele D'Onofrio
Invited by the World Bank, CITA, represented by its Executive Director Mr. Fernández, took part at the “Back to School Series of Hands-On Learning Opportunities” program of the Transport Global Practice.
The tittle of CITA’s presentation was ”Vehicle Inspections: Their Role in Road Safety and Impact on Economic Development—The Case of Togo”.
In fact, in this B2S session, Mr. Fernández highlighted the work undertaken by CITA in Togo, co-financed with the GRSF for Assessments of Vehicle Inspection Status (AVIS). This project aims to reduce deaths caused by road accidents, and CITA is contributing in the assessment of vehicle inspection systems (vehicles roadworthiness).
Participants could also get to know CITA, its work and the impacts of vehicle fitness on developing countries and related challenges. In this session was highlighted the importance of road safety beyond just road design improvements.
From its side, the WB informed about their interest in supporting the national authorities of developing countries on their efforts to strengthen or gradually introduce vehicle inspections.