The Road Safety Annual Report 2023 has been published on the International Transport Forum’s website. This document provides an overview of road safety performance for 35 of the 43 countries participating in the International Transport Forum’s permanent working group on road safety, known as the IRTAD Group.
On the whole, the report shows that most of the IRTAD countries taken into account recorded a reduction in road fatalities in 2022 compared to the 2017‑2019 average. Nevertheless, more must be done to reach the target of halving road deaths by 2030, which is enshrined in the 2020 UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/74/299 on “Improving Global Road Safety”.
In the meantime, two sub-groups have been set up within IRTAD. The first will focus on data harmonisation and regional road safety observatories, as reliable data are not enough to make relevant comparisons between countries. The second group will focus on national road safety strategies, in co-operation with the European Commission initiative to develop a tool for countries to monitor the implementation of national strategies. The first results of these two groups will be reported in 2024.