The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety helps to implement a comprehensive package of activities proven to save lives. In partnership with international organizations and governments, it focuses on five key areas to improve road safety: strengthening national legislation; enhancing data collection and surveillance; changing road user behavior; improving road infrastructure; and upgrading vehicle safety.
Making Vehicle Safety and Road Safety a Priority
Since 2007, Bloomberg Philanthropies has saved lives and reduced injuries from traffic crashes by supporting the implementation of road safety interventions in 45 cities and provinces, advocating for stronger national road safety policies in 14 countries, and improving vehicle safety standards in four regional markets. Between 2007, when the initiative’s work began, and 2030, those efforts are projected to save nearly 312,000 lives.
In addition, partners have trained more than 79,000 professionals in road safety strategies, launched more than 60 media campaigns, and crash-tested dozens of vehicle models across the Americas, Asia, and Africa. To date, 2.2 billion people are covered by newly strengthened road safety laws with support from the initiative.
Top photo: Bicyclists in Bandung, Indonesia wearing helmets as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies Road Safety program.