Road Safety Annual Report 2018

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The IRTAD Road Safety Annual Report 2018 provides an overview of road safety performance for 32 countries. The report outlines the most recent road safety developments across IRTAD countries and comparative data for the main road safety indicators. It also offers detailed analysis by road user, age group and type of road. It describes the crash data collection process in IRTAD countries, the road safety strategies and targets in place and information on recent trends in speeding, drink-driving and other aspects of road user behaviour.



In 2017, Korea reached its lowest level of road mortality, with 4185people killed. Still, Korea ranks among the less wellperformingofIRTADmembercountries. Improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in urban areas is a key priority. Korea has adopted an ambitious transport safety plan for 2017-21 with the target ofreducingthe number of road deaths to under2700 by 2021.Since September 2018, the use of seatbeltsfor rear seat passengershas becomemandatory outside the motorway network.


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