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 Ltd.
Turner, J. TI-UP Enquiry: gender and road safety. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2008) 8 pp.