GRSF Annual Report 2019Daniele D'Onofrio
Today, road traffic crashes are the 8th leading cause of death globally, claiming the lives of 1.35 million people and seriously injuring up to 50 million every year. In this contest the GRSF’s goal continues to be to push the global road safety agenda of providing technical assistance and funding to countries and cities around the world.
Last year, GRSF expanded its scope of activities through the establishment of regional road safety observatories – a formal network of government representatives to share and exchange road safety data and experience in order to reduce traffic injuries across countries in the region. Its mission is to help governments develop road safety management capacity and scale up road safety delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).