According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), road traffic injuries pose a major public health problem and a leading cause of death, injury and disability globally.
Road Safety in the Philippines
Roughly 1.2 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes with 90% deaths occur in developing countries (WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety, 2015). Hence, the government realized the need for a quality data collection on road crash investigation mechanism.
With the support from the World Bank, a web-based platform has been developed for geographical spatial recording and road crashes analysis —Data for Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (DRIVER) system.
To date, the platform is used by MMDA, Cebu City, Dipolog City, and BGC which have recorded over 4000 incidents since 2016.
*Article References : DOTr, IdeaHack 2017 Organizer & Materials