Safer Roads in Ethiopia Through Identification of High Risk Locations
According to the Global Road Safety Facility, WHO estimated more than 27.000 road accident fatalities in Ethiopia in 2016, which corresponds to 26,7 fatalities per 100.000 population.
To produce positive road safety outcomes, strong management in all aspects of road safety is the key. Many cities have created and adopted urban mobility plans and strategies. However, the data used to inform these strategies often come from siloed sources and so helpful insights that could be used to inform traffic safety policy remain unlocked.
That is why the Czech company InnoConnect together with their local partners G Andy Engineering Consult PLC and Addis Ababa City Administration Traffic Management Agency through Challenge Fund implement the project Safer roads in Ethiopia through identification of high risk locations.
This project will develop an analytical traffic safety map (using GLayer technology) and dashboards focused on interactive analysis of traffic accident. The solution will allow to perform a deep analysis of traffic safety to identify high-risk locations and to get in-depth knowledge of factors that increase risk of severe accidents. These data-driven insights will help decision makers of Addis Ababa at different levels of governance gaining important information to better design, implement and evaluate measures aimed at reducing road accidents.
This solution contributes to the Ethiopian Development Challenge related to the Sustainable urbanization and Smart City technologies, including strategic benchmarking tools for economic growth via Big Data usage.