Estudio de caso: S Paulo, Brasil

Through concerted action and collaboration, Together for Safer Roads and the State of S Paulo are reducing the state?s crash fatalities. Together, a data system and action plans for road infrastructure, education, and supervision are being implemented to support cities across the state to reduce deaths and injuries.

To reduce the number of road traffic deaths, the government established Vida d? Prefer?ncia: Movimento Paulista de Seguran no Trsito (MPST), a partnership between the State of S Paulo and the non- governmental organization, Centro de Lideranca Publica, with support from businesses, including Together for Safer Roads? members, to save 22,000 lives in S Paulo ? reducing the state?s crash fatalities by half by 2030.

In 2014, S Paulo had a 15.4 traffic fatality rate per 100,000 people, which is better than the average of Brazil overall (23.4), but worse than Argentina (12.6), which has approximately the same number of habitants as S Paulo and is similar in terms of geography and stage of development.

Together for Safer Roads es un asesor activo del MPST en la creación, aplicación y evaluación del Plan de Acción Estatal para la Seguridad Vial, incluyendo:

  • Building a Data System (INFOSIGA SP): provides monthly reports on traffic deaths in the State of S Paulo (detailing crash occurrences, contributing risk factors, crash scene descriptions, road sections, etc.) and a related mapping system (INFOMAPA SP).
  • Acciones de seguridad vial en 64 ciudades: se centra en la infraestructura vial (semáforos, cruces peatonales, barreras peatonales, cruces elevados y aceras); la educación vial (bombardeo educativo, campañas de concienciación en televisión y medios sociales, y rescate simulado de víctimas de incidentes de tráfico); y la supervisión del tráfico (bombardeo de tráfico, reposicionamiento de agentes de tránsito).
  • Una estructura de gobierno: supervisa los resultados con un Comité de Gestión de alto nivel (que representa a las Secretarías de Estado) y un Comité Ejecutivo (que representa a los organismos viales participantes).

In 2016, MPST reported a 6.5 percent reduction in road deaths in S Paulo compared to the same period in 2015, and in 2017 a similar success was achieved. Altogether, these efforts led to a 13 percent reduction in fatalities between 2015 and 2017, accounting for over 496 lives saved.

The Safer Roads Challenge in S Paulo showcases that concerted action and collaboration can result in saving lives. Together for Safer Roads is currently working with MPST to expand its road safety data system.