Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Why Does Road Safety Improve When Economic Times Are Hard?

Research Report

This report examines the relationship between economic performance and road safety. It demonstrates that the economic downturn that started hitting many OECD countries in 2007/8 has had a significant impact on the reduction in the number of road fatalities. The six papers that compose this report, written by renowned experts, explain the mechanisms by which indicators of economic development influence road safety and quantify their impact.

For updated findings go to new Discussion Paper

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