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AFGHANISTAN

Population: 31 411 742


Income group: Low
Gross national income per capita: US$ 410

INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
Lead agency
Funded in national budget
National road safety strategy
Funding to implement strategy
Fatality reduction targets set
Fatality reduction target

SAFER ROAD USERS


No

Yes
Partially funded
No
No

SAFER ROADS AND MOBILITY


Formal audits required for new road construction
Regular inspections of existing road infrastructure
Policies to promote walking or cycling
Policies to encourage investment in public transport
Policies to separate road users to protect VRUs

Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No

SAFER VEHICLES
Total registered vehicles (2010)
Cars and 4-wheeled light vehicles
Motorized 2- and 3-wheelers
Heavy trucks
Buses
Other
Vehicle standards applied
UN World forum on harmonization of vehicles standards
New car assessment programme
Vehicle regulations
Front and rear seat-belts required in all new cars
Front and rear seat-belts required all imported cars

731 428
471 804
84 507
120 082
54 644
391

Penalty/demerit point system in place


National speed limits
Local authorities can set lower limits
Maximum limit urban roads
Enforcement
National drinkdriving law
BAC limit general population
BAC limit young or novice drivers
BAC limit professional/commercial drivers
Random breath testing and/or police checkpoints
Enforcement
% road traffic deaths involving alcohol
National motorcycle helmet law
Applies to drivers and passengers
Helmet standard mandated
Enforcement
Helmet wearing rate
National seat-belt law
Applies to front and rear seat occupants
Enforcement
Seat-belt wearing rate
National child restraint law
Enforcement
National law on mobile phones while driving
Law prohibits hand-held mobile phone use
Law also applies to hands-free mobile phones
Alcohol consumption legally prohibited.

No
No
a
No

POST-CRASH CARE

No car manufacturers/assemblers.

1 396b, 65%M, 11%F

Police records. Defined as died within 7 days of crash.

Vital registration system


Emergency Room based injury surveillance system
Emergency access telephone number(s)
Seriously injured transported by ambulance
Permanently disabled due to road traffic crash
Emergency medicine training for doctors
Emergency medicine training for nurses

DEATHS BY ROAD USER CATEGORY

No
No
Subnational
10%

No
No

TRENDS IN ROAD TRAFFIC DEATHS

d ata n o t ava i l a b l e

Number of road traffic deaths

1600
1400
1200
1000
800
600
400
200
0
2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Source: Database of Road Traffic Accidents from General Traffic Police Department.

Further data on each country can be found in the statistical annex.

Data collected by multisectoral consensus meeting and cleared by Ministry of Public Health.

DATA
Reported road traffic fatalities (2010)
Estimated GDP lost due to road traffic crashes

Yes
Yes
No
40 km/h
0 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Noc
0 g/dl
0 g/dl
0 g/dl

No

No

No

No

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