76% of female operators (drivers and conductors) have either experienced or witnessed sexual harassment
The event will identify, analyze and seek ways to address road safety challenges in the UAE and Middle East.
IIHS conducts vehicle tests to determine crash-worthiness, that is, how well a vehicle protects its occupants in case of a crash.
The event brings together ministers, policy makers, experts, practitioners, consultants, contractors, civil engineers, manufacturers, software developers, solution providers, researchers and academics in the infrastructure and transport sector.
Road traffic deaths continue to rise with annual fatalities of 1.35million people.
The 26th World Road Congress, whose theme is “Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies”, will take place from the 6th to 10th October 2019.
The forum is the first of its kind to be held in the continent and will bring together government institutions and organizations, experts, economic actors, public and private companies, NGOs from the African continent working for road safety.
The guide will help road safety institutions and governments formulate interventions to improve safety of children to and from school has been launched.
The countries agreed on 12 targets aligned to the five of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.
The crash tests were conducted during the launch of the Safer Cars for Africa campaign in Cape Town.
Cars tested in the campaign by Global NCAP and AA South Africa include the Volkswagen Polo Vivo, Datsun Go+, Toyota Etios, Renault Sandero and Chery QQ3.
People aged at least 60 years will outnumber children younger than five years worldwide by 2020, which means the numbers of older people dying in crashes could rise if unchecked.
Mr Waweu said statistics for January to June 30 this year show that 2,834 lives were lost in traffic crashes.
The city won award for Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (DART), which has eased public transport and enhanced safe movement for vulnerable road users.
The crash occurred on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway that is part of the Northern Corridor that connects Kenya to other East African countries.
The app enables users report traffic offenders.
NTSA has since announced that all PSVs should adhere to the new body construction standards by May 2017.
There was also a drop in traffic deaths over the December period, during which accident numbers rise over increased travel.
The names will be published in local newspapers starting next week.
Motorcyclists’ deaths, however were on the rise with 636 in 2016 compared to 554 last year.