Research & reports

Title: Why Does Road Safety Improve When Economic Times Are Hard?

Organisation: OECD
Date uploaded: 28th July 2016
Date published/launched: October 2015

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.

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