Research, monitoring, and evaluation

Safedrive Africa Foundation undertakes a variety of data collection and research projects that explore the behaviour of people on the road including our annual Road Safety Monitor public opinion poll series. Each year a report is published on drinking and driving as well as two other contemporary issues. Distracted driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and alcohol and drug-impaired driving, speed thrilling are just some of the behaviours that are studied at SDAF. In addition, our research has also examined a range of behavioural interventions including risk assessment, remedial programs, education campaigns, enforcement and alcohol interlocks.

Safedrive Africa Foundation is committed to ensuring its programs are data-driven. We use a range of monitoring and evaluation techniques to collect information to improve our programs and to prove their effectiveness.

We often work with third-party research institutions who provide us with independent evaluations or collaborate with us on research projects.

We aim to contribute to the evidence base for best practice in road traffic injury prevention, and we share the results of our research with the international road safety community. We do this by producing publications, contributing to local and international conferences, and publishing in the professional and academic literature

SDAF is always open to likeminded agencies, institutions who are willing to partner with us in this area for more please email here

Road user Behaviours

More than 90% of road crashes are a result of human error or condition. This means that road crashes are entirely preventable. The focus of our data collection and research at Safedrive Africa Foundation is to improve understanding about what motivates people to take risks and engage in unsafe behaviours on the road, and how to change behaviour to better protect all road users.

Attitudes, beliefs, personal experiences, sanctions, peer groups and social norms are just some of the factors that play an important role in shaping behaviour. There are also a wide range of proven tools, strategies, programs and technologies that can be used at different points to intervene and promote positive behaviours. Of importance, some persons are more amenable to change whereas others are more persistent in risk-taking, and more reluctant to adopt safer behaviours. As such, it is important that a continuum of strategies is available to road safety professionals to address these differences.


The Safe School Zone project aims at leading visible, cost-efficient and effective interventions to make areas around schools and sustainable, adaptive way that considers the specificity of each area. Working with irap tool upon selection of designated schools based on a set of selection criteria, this project will carry on its activities in the following steps:

We Identifying traffic and safety issues around the school and gather all relevant information this include:

  1. Damaged infrastructure such as faded road markings for cars and pedestrians crossing, missing or damaged road signs, etc.
  2. Traffic or safety issues such as sidewalk, parking, congestion, child visibility etc.
  3. Driving offences such as speeding vehicles, inconsiderate driving manoeuvres, etc or issues related to school transportation or buses.

We Plan and implement solutions and interventions:

The most appropriate solution for a particular school may involve a combination of engineering, education, enforcement and encouragement measures

  1. Engineering – the implementation of treatments such as appropriate road markings, islands, signage, bus stops, and other measures.
  2. Education – this includes in school road safety education, mobilization of social workers in schools, education of bus drivers and empowerment of school staff to play an active role in ensuring safety around school areas.
  3. Enforcement – this involve school crossing patrols and manifestations by older students, social workers or volunteers, supplying them with the needed equipment’s and IEC training.
  4. Encouragement – these include the school assessment and accreditation of school buses and their drivers as well as providing incentives for children and school staff for positive safety behaviors.

Evaluation, documentation and expansion:

This includes evaluation of the intervention, its contribution to changed behaviors and documentation (data collection, visual material, testimonials and field research).

The global 3-star or better campaign provides decision makers with the knowledge and investment business case to eliminate 1 and 2-star roads and save lives.

We do Research

  • Research evidence-based and best practice approaches to road safety.
  • Collect data and reports on local road safety actions / activities.
  • Research, develop and disseminate tools, resources, campaign materials and communications to assist local road safety actions.

We are always willing to work you and If you would like to partner with us on research and data collection please drop us a proposal or email us

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