UK and Jamaica team up to improve safety data

The International Transport Forum (ITF) is joining forces with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to foster a new twinning initiative between Jamaica and the UK that will help implement best practices in road safety data collection in the Caribbean.

In a first phase, a comprehensive review of safety data collection and use in Jamaica is currently being carried out by UK experts. Jamaica is a regional leader in road crash data and a potential beacon for sharing best practices and knowledge across the region.

This is the second road safety twinning programme initiated with the good offices of ITF's International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD). The first twinning, between Spain and Argentina in 2009, led to the creation of the Ibero-American Road Safety Observatory (OISEVI) in 2011.

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