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Road Safety Management

Implementing the Safe System approach requires developing and strengthening a country’s institutional management capacity in order to focus on achieving results aimed at the elimination of deaths and serious injuries. A targeted approach towards this ambition is recommended.

A new report from OECD Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries Leading a Paradigm Shift to a Safe System describes a paradigm shift in road safety policy, being led by a handful of countries, according to the principles of a Safe System.

A Safe System is based on the premise that road crashes are both predictable and preventable, and that it is possible to move towards zero road deaths and serious injuries. This, however, requires a fundamental rethink of the governance and implementation of road safety policy.

This report builds on the key recommendations of the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention that set out the strategic initiatives necessary to improve country road safety performance.