Connections is a weekly series of knowledge notes from the World Bank Group’s Transport & Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Global Practice. It covers projects, experiences, and front-line developments.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-09)
Krambeck, Holly; Job, Soames; Sultan, Sara
Low- and middle- income countries
typically lack adequate systems for collecting road crash
data. 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. Data for road incident visualization
evaluation and reporting (DRIVER) -a data collection system
developed and now operating in the Philippines, answers this
challenge, and offers an effective road safety support
solution. 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. DRIVER is likely to
become more widespread as the World Bank and the global road
safety facility (GRSF) support its use in other countries