This is the response to a TI-UP enquiry for information on the gender
breakdown for fatalities and injuries due to road accidents in Africa.
Published data from the global literature and data from the WHO giving
breakdowns by World Bank Region are presented. Published information on
gender differences in crashes in Africa (specifically South Africa,
Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Botswana) is reviewed. Global figures
indicate that males are much more likely to be killed in road accidents
than females. Some reports state that vulnerable road users such as
pedestrians, those on two wheels and passengers, are more likely to be
injured in low income countries compared with high income countries.
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for
technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide
Turner, J. TI-UP Enquiry: gender and road safety. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2008) 8 pp.