Poor quality data are major obstacle to improving road safety, says World BankBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1116/a (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1116
Richard Scurfield is the leader of the transport sector of the World Bank's Transport and Urban Development Department
Who should be primarily responsible for road safety on a national and international level?
At the national level it is essential that there is a very high level of government commitment to tackling road safety, with strong support from all relevant agencies. These are generally numerous—hence in most countries it is necessary to establish a national road safety council to coordinate activities. All relevant agencies should be represented on the council—the road authorities, traffic police, education and health ministries, local governments, interested private companies and …