Nepal is situated in the Himalayas bordering the Peoples Republic of China on the north and India on the remaining three sides. The geographic landscape of Nepal makes its challenges; however, the road infrastructure started in 1970 where road safety has been an integral part of our connectivity projects. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years. About 50% of the road traffic accidents occur in Kathmandu. Nepal has pledged its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, including the ambitious target of halving the number of deaths and injuries caused by road crashes. While Nepal firms up its legislation and institutional frameworks to ensure road safety, implementation will be key to bring to fruition the country’s commitment towards safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems.

Key facts
Nepal has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the region. The basic foundations to be in
place to effectively manage road safety in seven Providences. Statistics compiled by the traffic
police offices in all seven provinces show that road accidents shot up alarmingly. Five persons
die a day on an average in 38 road accidents that take place across the country each day. Police
records blame 95% of accidents in Nepal on negligence of drivers. Mechanical failure, poor road
condition, careless pedestrians and bad weather accounted for the rest. However, even though
over-speeding, over-loading are major causes, the number of accidents caused by poor road
maintenance, and the presence of animals and pedestrians on highways are probably under-
reported. More than half of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians,
cyclists, and motorcyclists. RMRF is look forward to partnering with Go/N for Good
governance, safe infrastructure, good road user behavior, safe vehicles, and effective post-crash
care and Legal support for making traffic safer and Legal Support to victim on various To help
close the gap and dimensions. UN Road Safety Fund will have a strong focus on improving
national road safety systems.

Scenario in Nepal
2007 fatality 837

2014 fatality 1857
2019 fatality….

Situation is alarming and there is a serious need to
act immediately