15 May – Transport Community, in cooperation with Regional Partners from the Western Balkans, has launched an online platform that will help us make better, more informed decisions that save lives. The launch coincides with the start of the 7th UN Road Safety Week.
The collection of timely and objective information that effectively contributes to reducing road traffic casualties is the primary goal of the Western Balkans Road Safety Observatory. Today’s online platform launch marks the first time that the yearly road safety indicators for the Western Balkans are accessible in one place. It offers dynamic and aggregated road safety information, easily understandable and accessible to stakeholders. Users can receive tailored solutions to set and monitor regional road safety targets and contribute to improving and harmonising data.
Users can find the answers to broad questions, such as, “How was the road safety performance in the last years?” or more specific ones, such as “How many lives have been lost in the Western Balkans region or each Regional Partner per year?” Or perhaps something a little harder to track, such as, “Which group of road users are more vulnerable and affected by road traffic crashes: pedestrians or cyclists ?” Data can also consider the gender aspect or compare the statistics between Western Balkans and EU Members States.
The platform can be accessed at: https://wbrso.transport-community.org/