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Data for Road Incident Visualization, Evaluation and Reporting (DRIVER)

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Low- and middle- income countries typically lack adequate systems for collecting road crash data. 80% of road crash deaths are missing from official low-income country statistics. This limits their capacity to monitor, effectively advocate for, manage and efficiently improve road safety. 

While many cities, states, and countries have adopted or developed proprietary systems for recording crash data, they are often developed in isolation, limiting the ability to share data among users. These systems may also be expensive—and unable to support road safety delivery and advocacy. They usually lack a seamless, global, real time, and georeferenced crash repository: a basis for monitoring the scale of the challenge. 

Answering this challenge and offering effective road safety support solutions, the Data for Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (DRIVER) open-source system has been developed, deployed and piloted by the World Bank and GRSF. DRIVER counts with these features:

  • Is easy to procure and deploy at limited cost, with its Open Source license;

  • Adapts to almost all countries, states, and cities, through its use of Open Street Map;

  • Provides key tools for recording and managing road safety data, including analytical tools for blackspot prediction, estimating the economic costs of crashes for a selected area, and tracking the efficacy of road safety interventions;

  • Employs a public-facing website with tools for downloading anonymized data for third-party analysis;

  • Accommodates local crash data records with customizable data entry;

  • Includes the option of geocoding of crash locations; and 

  • Is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Lao, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and can be easily translated into other languages. 

DRIVER offers important opportunities for improved road safety data in many national and subnational jurisdictions, and its code is available free on the World Bank GitHub open source code repository.


Program Sponsors

Program Outcomes

  • members

    15+ DRIVER
    pilots initiated

  • cities-country

    5 cities; 1 country
    with crash data management support through DRIVER

  • training

    4,500+ people
    trained on DRIVER since 2017

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