ROAD SAFETY COUNTRY PROFILE

Photo: Salim Henry/State House (2018)

Zambia

Zambia's Road Safety Country Profile

This road safety country data presents information on all pillars of road safety (management, roads, speed, vehicles, road users, and post-crash care), along with information on the current status for each country and region – with extensive information on key risk factors, issues and opportunities.

THE SCALE OF THE ROAD SAFETY CHALLENGE Ref: 1,2,3,4,5
  • Road crash fatalities and injuries snapshot
Positioning of Country in Region (Compared to Countries with the Lowest Traffic Fatalities in the Region and Globally)
WHO Estimated Road Fatalities GBD Estimated Road Fatalities WHO Estimated Fatality Rate/100,000 pop. GBD Estimated Fatality Rate/ 100,000 pop. % Trend in Fatality Rate/100,000 (2013-2016) Motorization Registered Vehicles/100,000 pop.
BEST PERFORMING COUNTRIES IN REGION
BEST PERFORMING COUNTRIES GLOBALLY
WHO Estimated Road Fatalities
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GBD Estimated Road Fatalities
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WHO Estimated Fatality Rate/100,000 pop.
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GBD Estimated Road Fatalities
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GBD Estimated Road Fatalities
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Ⅱ. ROAD SAFETY MANAGEMENT Ref: 1
To produce positive road safety outcomes, strong management in all aspects of road safety is key. Presence of a funded lead agency to guide the national road safety effort and implement a Safe Systems approach is recommended.
Ⅲ. SAFE ROADS AND ROADSIDES Ref: 1,4
Business Case for Safer Roads
Infrastructure and Speed Management Investment required: $ billion
Annual Investment as a % of GDP (2019-2030): %
Reduction in fatalities per year:
Approximate reduction in fatalities and serious injuries (FSI) over 20 years:
Economic Benefit: $ billion
B/C Ratio:
Ⅳ. SAFE VEHICLES Ref: 1,8
Country Compliance to the UN Vehicle Safety Regulations
Frontal and Side Impact (Reg. 94, 95) Regulation of Import of Used Vehicles
Motorcycle Anti-Lock Braking System (Reg. 78) Import Age Limit
Pedestrian Protection (Reg. 127) Taxation Based Limits
Electronic Stability Control (Reg. 140) Import Inspections
Seat Belts and Anchorages (Reg. 16, 14) Periodic Inspection
Frontal and Side Impact (Reg. 94, 95)
Motorcycle Anti-Lock Braking System (Reg. 78)
Pedestrian Protection (Reg. 127)
Electronic Stability Control (Reg. 140)
Seat Belts and Anchorages (Reg. 16, 14)
Regulation of Import of Used Vehicles
Import Age Limit
Taxation Based Limits
Import Inspections
Periodic Inspection
Ⅴ. SAFE ROAD USERS Ref: 1,8
National Seatbelt, Drink Driving and Helmet Laws (WHO, )
National Seatbelt Law Motorcycle Occupant Age Restriction:
Driver Legal Minimum Driving Age: yrs.
Front National Drink Driving Law
Back Is Law BAC Based?
Motorcycle Helmet Law Random Drink Driving Tests
Helmet Standards % of Road Crach Fatalities Involving Alcohol: Unknown
National Seatbelt Law
Driver
Front
Back
Motorcycle Helmet Law
Helmet Standards
Motorcycle Occupant Age Restriction:
Legal Minimum Driving Age: yrs.
National Drink Driving Law
Is Law BAC Based?
Random Drink Driving Tests
% of Road Crach Fatalities Involving Alcohol: Unknown
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits (g/dl)
Ⅵ. POST CRASH CARE Ref: 1,8,9
  • Good post-crash care reduces deaths and reduces disability and suffering for road crash survivors. The emergency medical care system elements and processes need to be effective to attain this objective.

  • National Emergency Care Access Number:
    Traume Registry System:
    Country Health Coverage Index - SDG Target 3.8; Target - 100:
    Expenditure on Healthcare as % of GDP: %
REFERENCES
  1. Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018. World Health Organization;
  2. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Results Tool. Seattle, WA: IHME, University of Washington, 2015;
  3. Serious injuries have been calculated assuming a ratio of 15:1 (15 serious injuries for every death). This estimation broadly falls in the range of 30:1 in high income countries to 10:1 in low- and middle-income countries as crashes tend to be more fatal in the later context.
  4. Vaccines for Roads, International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP). Available from https://www.vaccinesforroads.org/;
  5. World Bank Databank for Development Indicators;
  6. M.H. Cameron, R. Elvik. 2010. Nilsson's Power Model connecting speed and road trauma;
  7. Austroads. Balance between harm reduction and mobility in setting speed limits;
  8. UNEP-ITC Background Paper on Used Vehicles Globally and Various Media Sources (Wikipedia and vehicle import websites);
  9. 2018 World Health Statistics, WHO.

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