Road Safety

Click here to view an infographic which shows our impact on road safety in sub-Saharan Africa between 2016-2017.

In sub-Saharan Africa, road deaths are the third biggest killer following HIV/AIDS and Malaria (Source: The World Bank) and the problem will only rise with the growing population. Drivers are at risk every time they sit behind the wheel due to a lack of legal enforcement and training, and badly maintained and overloaded vehicles.

What we do

  • We support drivers, governments, and training institutions to improve road safety
  • We transform driver training. We work with partners and governments to train driver trainers. Our driver training programmes make drivers more competent, vehicles safer, and reduce death and injury on the road.
  • We transform standards and systems. We work with governments and other organisations to create and promote far-reaching improvements in driving standards, including curricula development. We also work on transport management systems, joining with partners to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the management and maintenance of fleets of vehicles.

Our Impact

  • At least 800 new and existing HGV and PSV drivers will be trained to raising driving standards among drivers in Uganda, as a result of our Professional Driver Training – Uganda (PDTU) project.
  • 12 local trainers will themselves be trained as a result of the PDTU project, who can then go on to train local drivers in accordance with the East African Community standardised curriculum for drivers of large commercial vehicles.
  • In 2008, we partnered with the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Zambia, which has proven to be an invaluable resource for improving driving standards and road safety.
  • From May 2016 to April 2017 alone, the ITC in Zambia trained 972 drivers, including HGV, PSV and forklift truck drivers.
  • In 2010, Transaid partnered with the National Institute of Transport in Tanzania, where drivers have received HGV, PSV and CPC training. On numerous occasions training has been delivered by a professional volunteer working on behalf of Transaid. View a short video below on our impact in Tanzania: