Not suggesting completeness, this Section describes three global accident databases. The descriptions for these databases are considerably shorter than for the European databases since these databases have been less thoroughly reviewed by SafetyNet researchers. Relevant links are provided.
IRF (International Road Federation) is a unique global platform that brings together public and private entities committed to road development. Working together with its members and associates, the IRF promotes social and economic benefits that flow from well-planned and environmentally sound transportation networks.
In 1988, the OECD Road Transport Research Programme established IRTAD (International Road Traffic and Accident Database) as a mechanism for providing an aggregated database, in which international accident and victim as well as exposure data are collected on a continuous basis.
The UN-commission UNECE (Economic Commission for Europe) publishes since 1955 an annual publication containing statistics on the road traffic system activity in Europe and North America. Data on accidents and victims are presented, with data on road length, traffic volumes, number of registered vehicles and population.