A workshop on Road Safety Data Quality took place in Tunis on November 22nd, with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Transport, the National Road Safety Observatory, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Technology, Communications & Digital Economy. The objective of the workshop was the presentation of the current experiences and practices regarding road safety data collection in Tunis, and the identification of main weaknesses and areas for improvement.
“Reliable road safety data is a prerequisite for improving road safety. They are of paramount importance in order to identify the risks, decide on policies and measures for addressing them and evaluate the impact of the measures taken and save lives”, stated in his video message to the participants H.E. Mr Jean Todt, the Un Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety. And added: “I encourage EuroMed partner countries to cooperate within the EuroMed Transport Support Project, to which I offer my full support”.
EuroMed Experts, as well as Experts from the key Authorities in Tunisia concerned with road safety data collection, including the Traffic Police, the National Road Safety Observatory and the Ministry of Health, provided insights on the status and challenges of road safety data in the country and discussed best European and international practices on the subject.
The Workshop concluded with the confirmation of the engagement of all stakeholders in the country and their determination to further intensify their efforts for the improvement of road safety data, with particular emphasis on the need for more systematic inter-sectoral cooperation and the identification of concrete follow-up actions in this direction.
The presentations made duing the Workshop can be found here.