Speed is one of the main risk factors in road crashes and is a leading contributor to death and serious injury. Higher speeds are associated with a significantly higher crash risk: even small increases in speed significantly increase the probability of death or injury. Traffic crashes are now a leading cause of death worldwide, and the number one cause of death and serious injury for young people aged 5 to 29.
Things can be different though; we know what works. To help address the collective impact of speed as a contributor to crash risks, the World Resources Institute and World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) invite you to the official launch of a new Low-Speed Zone Guide, which helps empower communities and decision-makers to plan, design and implement effective interventions. We will also discuss an upcoming comprehensive Global Speed Management Guide for policymakers.