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Academic Expert Group recommendations for 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety

18 July 2019

In preparation for the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in February 2020 in Stockholm an Academic Expert Group has compiled a set of recommendations for a road safety strategy for the period 2020-2030.

The basic questions that the group focused on were:

  • What processes and tools could be further developed or added to make actions even more effective and which sectors of the society could be further stimulated to contribute to the overall results?
  • How can trade, occupational safety, standards, corporate behavior and other aspects of the modern society link in with road safety?
  • How can nations, local authorities and governments as well as public and private enterprises, in particular major enterprises, be stimulated to contribute to road safety through their own operations?
  • How can other important challenges, in particular those targeted in Agenda 2030, contribute to improve road safety, and vice versa? 

Recommendations covered:

  • Modal Shift toward cleaner, safer and affordable modes incorporating higher levels of physical activity such as walking, bicycling and use of public transit.
  • Sustainable Practices and Reporting by businesses and enterprises.
  • Safe Vehicles across the Globe
  • Security and well-being of children.
  • Governments and the private sector prioritize road safety following a Safe System approach in all decisions, including the specification of safety in their procurement of fleet vehicles and transport services.
  • Cities mandate a maximum road travel speed limit of 30 kph unless strong evidence exists that higher speeds are safe.
  • Governments and  road authorities allocate sufficient resources to upgrade existing road infrastructure to incorporate Safe System principles as soon as feasible.

  •  A zero-tolerance approach to speeding.

  • Corporations and governments incentivize the development, application and deployment of existing and future technologies to improve all aspects of road safety.

The full details of the recommendations and further materials including video briefings are available here.

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