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Why should road safety be addressed?
In Lebanon we have over 1.25 million vehicles with a population of over 4 million.
Over the past few years deaths due to traffic crashes have increased reaching alarming numbers in 2008 which according to YASA claimed over 880 deaths due to traffic crashes.  According to Internal Security Forces (ISF) Director General, General Major Ashraf Rifi, the total number of deaths due to traffic crashes in 2008 were more than the total number of deaths from all other unintentional injuries including violence and terror bombs.

Among these alarming numbers of deaths due to traffic crashes, there is around 45 % who are pedestrians. Moreover the majority of victims whether deaths or injuries are from the youth between ages 15 and 27 years old.

Difference in statistical figures
As per the ISF statistics, 2007 had around 497 deaths due to traffic crashes while YASA estimates the number to be over 870 deaths.  This difference lies behind the fact that the ISF figures reflect the number of deaths upon the crash or few days after while YASA’s estimates follow the World Health Organization recommendation of considering the crash death any death which occurs within the 30 days that follow the crash as a result of the injuries incurred.

Why should efforts be on Pedestrians?
Let us start by defining a pedestrian to be able to understand the wide scope of the terminology that is used.  According to YASA a pedestrian is any person who uses the road networks on foot.  This highlights also those who use passages, pavements, bridges, parking space and more.

Considering this clarification of pedestrian, YASA highlights the fact that all people are pedestrian almost each day due to the fact that we all walk to and from the vehicle if not use walking as a mean of transport.

Since by studying the mechanism of trauma road traffic crashes, we see that the one most affected is always the one smaller in size, we see the importance of safeguarding the pedestrian due to the relativity in size with the vehicle.

What is your vision to decrease Road Traffic Injuries?
We have developed a strategy that we called the “6 Es” strategy:
Engineering: meaning better road infrastructure and maintenance.
Education: including awareness campaigns and trainings, simulations, conferences and lectures.
Enforcement: as in law enforcement and better traffic legislation.
Emergency: meaning better emergency institutions, such as the Red Cross and Civil Defense.
Evaluation: to evaluate our projects and those of the government.
Encouragement: to encourage everyone to fight corruption and to come up with an accountability system.
This strategy is a continuous system where the last element brings us back to the first. The 6E success is evaluated by the change in the trends of the deaths and injuries resulting from traffic.  The issue of traffic safety is a chain that is all interlinked.  Working on one aspect helps but all aspects need to be worked on together to improve and change the statistics.
Our indicators are based on facts and figures, such as the number of people using pedestrian bridges, or the number of people using seat belts. However, with the current political situation, who cares about road safety? In Lebanon, the current death toll is more than 870 lives per year. Also, more than 6 thousand are seriously injured. Both death and injury are considered very high in proportion to the Lebanese population and the distances traveled. Therefore, we are still going on with our campaign, because we believe that this is a priority issue for the Lebanese.
For example, our National Defensive Driving Campaign (NDDC) objective is to increase the awareness of the Lebanese citizens for more defensive driving habits. This should help in improving the traffic situation on Lebanese roads and hence decrease the death and the injury toll on roads.


Lebanon , Traffic Safety

Date: 10/4/2010 3:38:24 PM

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