Know Before You Go

Informing Road Users

The safest traveler is the well-informed traveler. While road safety conditions in a country affect its own citizens, travelers remain a highly vulnerable group of road users in any country due to their lack of familiarity with the local road laws, road culture, road conditions and travel options. Prepare yourself by using ASIRT's road safety resources and become a member of one of our road safety programs.

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Road Safety Facts

The global epidemic of road crash fatalities and disabilities is gradually being recognized as a major public health concern. The first step to being informed about global road safety and to developing effective road safety interventions is to have access to facts.

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Country Road Travel Reports

ASIRT collects, analyzes and distributes comprehensive road safety information for travelers in the form of country-specific Road Travel Reports (RTRs) for more than 140 countries.

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Resources & Publications

ASIRT provides a number of references to help travelers make informed decisions about safe international road travel.

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Corporate Travel

Twenty to thirty percent of road crashes involve work-related travel, according to the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The NIOSH Global Review of Occupational Road Safety reveals that the number of incidents increase to 50% when commuting is added to the total.

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Education Abroad

Over 200,000 students study abroad annually, benefiting from this unique and often life-altering experience. Education abroad programs have expanded their choice of destinations to include more “exotic” locations, often in developing countries. As young people travel abroad in growing numbers, the risk of being involved in a road crash increases. The risk of road crash injury or death is even greater in developing countries.

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Leisure Travel & Mature Travelers

Americans are traveling increasingly to countries where the chances of being killed or seriously injured may be from 20 to 40 times greater than in the U.S. Road crashes are the single greatest cause of death for healthy Americans traveling abroad.

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