Violence and Injury Prevention

Legislation database

This database is a compilation of legislative documents which were submitted to WHO by countries that provided data for inclusion in the Global status report on road safety. Although this report was published in 2009, most of the legislative documents included relate to laws that were in place at the time that data were collected in each country (2008).

The documents on this site are grouped and listed by the following risk factors:

Speed | Alcohol | Helmet | Seat-belt | Child restraints

  • The documents are presented in the manner in which they were submitted to WHO therefore the file format, document layout, language and quality varies.
  • While some countries provided the full documents, others only submitted the requested information by giving either extracts or condensed versions of the original document, a link to a website or just the requested text inserted in the space provided in the global survey. The information presented on this website therefore comes from one of these sources.
  • All documents are presented in the language in which they were received. However, some countries have provided a brief English translation of the relevant text.

All documents are labeled so as to indicate the country name, WHO Region to which it belongs and the type of legislative document as follows:

WHO Region:
AFRO - African Region
AMRO - Region of the Americas
EMRO - Eastern Mediterranean Region
EURO - European Region
SEARO - South-East Asia Region
WPRO - Western Pacific Region

Type of legislative document
Speed Legislation
Alcohol Legislation
Helmet Legislation
Seat-belt Legislation
Child restraint Legislation

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