Representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Health, Metro Manila Development Authority, and partner agencies have signed a landmark agreement to collaborate on the use of open data and software for nationwide road crash data reporting and analysis.

Through this agreement, which was signed in Manila during the Road Safety Idea Hack launch, traffic police will record crash data using a unified, national web-based geo-spatial platform, which will be linked to fatality outcomes through the national health database.

Road Safety PH Launch

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The DOTr, DPWH, and local engineering units will use the platform to identify and prioritize road safety interventions, and traffic agencies will use the data to optimize enforcer assignments and reduce crash response times. This agreement marks the first such inter-agency, national-level road safety open data collaboration in the world.

The signed agreements state the use of the web-based and open-source Data for Road Incident Visualization, Evaluation, and Reporting (DRIVER) platform, a nationwide system for geo-spatially recording and analyzing road crashes. DRIVER data can be publicly accessed at www.roadsafety.gov.ph and is currently populated with pilot data from Metro Manila, Cebu, and Dipolog.

Road safety is a critical issue affecting the lives of millions of Filipinos, and through the Philippine Road Safety Action Plan (2011-2020), the DOTr is committed to reduce road crashes by 50%.