The National Road Safety Observatory:

The National Road Safety Observatory is one of JUSTICIA’s projects in cooperation with the National Road Safety Council.
Reliable safety and traffic data are essential to assess the full nature of the road safety problem, measure the real economic costs associated with road crashes, and design the most cost-effective road safety interventions.
Responding to this need, a professional team from JUSTICIA expanded their scope of activities through the establishment of the National Road Safety Observatory – a network of the private sector and stakeholders’ representatives to share and exchange road safety data and experience in order to reduce traffic injuries across Lebanon and Arab countries.
Building on the successful regional observatories model in many benchmark countries like Sweden and the Netherlands, our observatory is paving the way toward a safer MENA.
Our observatory will provide reliable and comparable data on road crashes, in-depth analysis, and information on road safety practices and policies in Lebanon.
The most prominent products will be statistical reports placed at the disposal of professionals and the public so that any intervention can be built upon.
The shortfall in describing the image of road safety must be filled based on clear performance indicators through:
1. Measuring progress towards reducing deaths and serious injuries on Lebanese roads.
2. Identifying and analyzing road safety problems.
3. Developing and evaluating the effectiveness of road safety measures at the national level.
4. Facilitating the exchange of information and expertise experience with countries and competent institutions.
In the medium and long term, the Observatory aims at:
1. Raising the level of road safety on the policy and political agenda.
2. Stating the importance of road safety as a human right according to the New Delhi and Montreal Declarations 2000 and 2002.
3. Enhancing the role of legislation in developing behaviors and building legislative frameworks for road safety.
4. Creating incentives for better road safety performance.
5. Helping Lebanon to improve data as required by the WHO monitoring process.
6. Improving and building on existing experiences.
7. Stimulating harmonization in the definition of variables and data collection for better monitoring.
8. Broadcasting and publishing the idea of “rights” of road safety victims in terms of medical treatment, compensation, and fair investigation.
9. Highlighting the need to implement the current traffic law before talking about any amendments, as the current law did not apply any reform out of the 8 major reforms.
10. Allocating road safety resources (minutes, inspection fees, etc.) to improve road conditions.
11. Offer a common space for data and information sharing, bringing around the table all key stakeholders.
Our services:
1. Offering consultations to NGOs and private institutions in building and implementing road safety policies and action plans.
2. Building road safety legal and societal frameworks to achieve ISO39001 as well as fleet management strategies for private and public institutions.
3. Advocating with partners to better lead road safety strategies and reduce casualties.
4. Raising capacities according to the UN decade action plan for road safety 2030.

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