Traffic legislation provides the framework for traffic police and other enforcement authorities to ensure compliance with driving rules and regulations. For traffic police to be able to perform their duties an effective legal basis must exist for enforcement, traffic legislation must be updated to reflect modern traffic conditions. Legislation must then be complemented by regular and sustained traffic law enforcement of the key road risk factors. Together, effective legislation and enforcement will change road user attitudes and behaviors and reduce road crashes and casualties.
In this pillar, the Plan will focus on targeting the main crash and casualty risk factors, which are determined by analysis of the Road Crash Victim Information System database. They are helmet wearing, drink-driving, speeding, seatbelts and child restraints, overloading and driving license. The plan will also ensure that the traffic police will receive appropriate capacity-building and equipment through professional development courses and twinning programmes with other jurisdictions. Legislation will continue to be developed and revised if necessary, including the current traffic law, to reflect needs.
- Ministry of Interior (MoI)
- Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)