The Western Balkans Road Safety Observatory (WBRSO) is a platform aiming to offer a tailored solution, monitor road safety targets, and contribute to improvement and harmonised road safety data in the region.
Improved knowledge on road safety performance is crucial element for the design of road safety strategies and measuring the progress towards reducing the of road casualties.
The ultimate goal in establishing WBRSO aims to offer a regional platform for exchange of information and strategies, action plans and initiatives in road safety at a regional level and the collection of timely, objective and reliable information that effectively contributes to achieving a reduction in road traffic casualties. It will build knowledge on the improvement of the national crash data systems and harmonization of the data with CADAS protocol. One of the main goals of the WBRSO is to ensure road safety data in the six Regional Partners reaches enough quality and breadth of coverage to facilitate a smooth transition into EU’s CARE database.
Western Balkans Road Safety Observatory was established with the support of the European Commission, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), World Bank, International Transport Forum and World Health Organisation. The establishment of the Western Balkan Road Safety Observatory was announced on 5 July 2021 at the 4th Transport Community Ministerial Conference, held in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia.