Global Road Safety Targets

WHO – 12 Global Road Safety Performance Targets 2017

Following the request of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 November 2017, Member States including Pakistan, reached consensus on 12 Global Road Safety Performance Targets to guide global road safety policy and related activities up to 2030. The targets were developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with other United Nations Agencies and Regional Commissions. The WHO and other UN Agencies are now developing a set of related indicators to monitor the global performance targets on key risk factors and service delivery mechanisms to reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

Target 1: By 2020
All countries establish a comprehensive multisectoral national road safety action plan with time-bound targets.
Target 2: By 2030
All countries accede to one or more of the core road safety-related UN legal instruments.
Target 3: By 2030
All new roads achieve technical standards for all road users that take into account road safety, or meet a three star rating or better.
Target 4: By 2030
More than 75% of travel on existing roads is on roads that meet technical standards for all road users that take into account road safety.
Target 5: By 2030
100% of new (defined as produced, sold or imported) and used vehicles meet high quality safety standards, such as the recommended priority UN Regulations, Global Technical Regulations, or equivalent recognized national performance requirements.
Target 6: By 2030
Halve the proportion of vehicles travelling over the posted speed limit and achieve a reduction in speed-related injuries and fatalities.
Target 7: By 2030
Increase the proportion of motorcycle riders correctly using standard helmets to close to 100%.
Target 8: By 2030
Increase the proportion of motor vehicle occupants using safety belts or standard child restraint systems to close to 100%.
Target 9: By 2030
Halve the number of road traffic injuries and fatalities related to drivers using alcohol, and/or achieve a reduction in those related to other psychoactive substances.
Target 10: By 2030
All countries have national laws to restrict or prohibit the use of mobile phones while driving.
Target 11: By 2030
All countries to enact regulation for driving time and rest periods for professional drivers, and/or accede to international/regional regulation in this area.
Target 12: By 2030
All countries establish and achieve national targets in order to minimize the time interval between road traffic crash and provision of first professional emergency care.