Road Safety in Jordan

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Jordan Ministry of Transport

Road Safety in Jordan 72nd Session of the Road Safety Forum (WP.1) 29 March- 1 April 2016 Palais Des Nations, Geneva

Sharihan Abu- Haswah Ministry of Transport , JORDAN

Road Safety in Jordan

 Introduction  Institutional Framework

 Facts, Numbers & Figures  Road Safety Efforts

 Road Safety Challenges  Needed Actions

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Road Safety in Jordan

Introduction 

Traffic accidents cause serious threat to human life worldwide, Traffic fatalities nowadays compete deaths diseases such as

heart disease and cancer. 

Jordan is considered one of the top countries worldwide in terms of having higher number of traffic accidents involving fatalities and injuries. In 2014 were left (688) fatalities and (2063) Seriously injured



Estimated cost of traffic accidents about 238 million (JD) in 2014.

Road Safety in Jordan Institutional Framework Ministry of Transport Land Transport Regulatory Commission

Main Authorities

Public Security Directorate

Traffic Department Drivers & Vehicles licensing Department

Jordan Traffic Institute Ministry of Public Works & Housing Greater Amman Municipality

Municipalities

External patrols

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Facts, Numbers & Figures

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* SOURCE: Statistical Database - JTI Saudi Arabia

11.76

15

Jordan

Algeria

Korea

Poland

Greece

Egypt

Slovenia

Hungary

New Zealand

Belgium

Austria

Finland

Iceland

Northern Ireland

Japan

Germany

Norway

Spain

Denmark

Netherlands

Switzerland

Sweden

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Fatalities per 100,000 Population in 2013

30

25

20

10

5

Road Safety in Jordan Fatalities in road accidents (per 100,000 Population ) in Jordan (2005-2014) compared with the global average and the average for developed countries 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0

Low-income countries= 18.3

16.1

17.3

14.4 12.8

12.65

11.3

2005 *SOURCE: JTI 2014

2006

2007

2008

2009

11

2010

11

2011

11.76 10.31

2012

2013

2014

Road Safety in Jordan The causes of fatalities accidents in Jordan, 2014 Road 1.85

Vehicle 3.19

Human element 94.96%

Accidents according Type of accident , 2014 Run Over 3.75%

Deterioration 1.80%

Crash 94.45% *SOURCE: JTI 2014

Fatalities according to Road User, 2014 Driver 31.54%

Passenger 31.40%

Pedestrian 37.06%

Road Safety in Jordan Chronological index of traffic accidents and results, 2014 every 2.28 hours ,a pedestrians accident occurs.

Approximately every 13 hours, a person is killed in a traffic accident

*SOURCE: JTI 2014

every 5.13 minutes Approximately a traffic accident occurs

Approximately every 35.54 minutes, a person is injured in a traffic accident

Road Safety in Jordan Number of vehicles and increasing rate (2005-2014) 1331563

1400000 1213882 1200000

1075453

1263754 1147258

1000000 800000 600000

905592

994753

755477 841933 679731

400000 200000 0 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

 Annual Increase Rate in Vehicles Numbers (7.78%) for the last 10 years *SOURCE: JTI 2014

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60000

102441

112817 107864

80000

83129

100000

122793

120000

110630

98055

140000

101066

160000

142588

140014

Number of accidents and increasing rate (2005-2014)

40000 20000 2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

0

 Annual Increase Rate in Traffic Accidents ≈ (3.2%) for the last 10 years *SOURCE: JTI 2014

Road Safety in Jordan Fatalities and increasing rate (2005-2014)

768 688

670

600

816

676 740

899

800

694

790

1000

992

1200

400

200

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

0

 Annual Decrease Rate in Fatalities Numbers (0.7%) for the last ten years *SOURCE: JTI 2014

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15954 14790

17143

13913

14000

17403

16000

18122

15662

17969

18000

18019

20000

17579

Injured and increasing rate (2005-2014)

12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000

 Annual Decrease Rate in Injured Numbers (1.4%) for the last ten years *SOURCE: JTI 2014

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

0

Road Safety in Jordan Fatalities, Age category , Road user, 2014 45

Ped estrian Driver

40

Passenger

35 30 25 20 15 10

5

60

57-59

54-56

51-53

48-50

45-47

42-44

39-41

36-38

33-35

30-32

27-29

24-26

21-23

18-20

15-17

12--14

09--11

06--08

03--05

0-2

0

 Recorded Age category (+60) and (3-5), the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities (16.47%) and (10.20%), respectively.  And Age category (27-29) the highest percentage (11.98%) of the fatalities of drivers.  And recorded Age category (0-2), the highest percentage (14.81%) of the fatalities of the passengers. *SOURCE: JTI 2014

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239

259

267

258

245

281

220

250

258

300

311

350

314.5

Estimated cost for road accidents (2005- 2014) (million JD)

200 150 100 50

0 2005

*SOURCE: JTI 2014

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

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Road Safety Efforts  A National Transport Safety Program in place within the Long Term National Transport Strategy (LTNTS).  A Traffic Safety Plan (2013 - 2017) prepared by traffic police, which targets

the reduction of road traffic crashes (20%).  EuroMed Transport Project: Funded by EU and targets actions related to Safety & Security specifically in Land through implementing a Regional

Action Plan (RTAP) 2014-2020.  Legislation (Traffic Law, Transport Law, Regulation of Affairs of Transport Accident, Instructions of Investigation of Transport Accident).

Road Safety in Jordan  Studying the most dangerous intersections and road sections, in cooperation

with the Traffic Police and other agencies, and finding safety-enhancing solutions, such as traffic signals, crosswalks, pedestrian bridges and pedestrian tunnels.

 Applying intelligent traffic control and management systems (ITS) (E-kroka system, violation using Personal Digital Assistant, Speed cameras (fixed and removable),Automatic vehicle location, Geographic Information System).  Participating in traffic safety awareness campaigns, in cooperation with

other agencies and non-governmental organizations, such as the Hikmat Road Safety Organization and the Royal Health Awareness Society (KAFA Program).

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Road Safety Challenges  Large growth of vehicles ownership 1 vehicle \ 12 persons in 1985 while 1 vehicle\ 5 Persons in 2014. Aggressive driving behavior

Lack of safe roads design and routine maintenance Poor protection for pedestrians

Children, youths and elderlies are the most affected Public transportation is the less safe transport mode

Driving without a driving license still widespread Poor operating conditions in the trucking sector

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Needed Actions  Activate the Supreme Council for Road Safety (SCRS),which was set up in 2008 under the Ministry of Interior, including all relevant stakeholders.  SCRS will take the lead on setting up policies, overseeing all areas of traffic safety in terms of the preparation of plans and programs, the development of specific design standards of roads, and examination of drivers, in addition

to traffic awareness.  Invite all key stakeholders at least once a year to discuss nationwide road safety problems in view of international best practices and national priorities.  Assistance from the UN, Special Envoy, Agencies is requested.

Jordan Ministry of Transport