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LMICs to benefit from TRL’s Speed Management Tool

1 May 2022

A World Bank-sponsored research project will identify the best ways to apply the tool to help Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) achieve road casualty reductions

TRL has been awarded a prestigious grant by the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) to develop ways of implementing its Speed Management Assessment Tool (SMAT) in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Through the Grant Program funded by UK Aid this GRSF grant, seeks to identify the best ways that the Speed Tool, SMAT, can be applied by stakeholders in LMICs to effectively and efficiently manage traffic speed on their roads. Managing speed is a fundamental principle of the Safe System approach and is a major focus for all the global road safety leads including the World Bank, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN). Traffic speed is so critical because achieving even small reductions leads to disproportionately large reductions in the energy in crashes, which is the factor that causes the injuries to those involved. This means managing speed limits and targeting speeders is critical to achieving the large reductions in road deaths and injuries which are so required globally.

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