Annual Road Safety Caravan

Black Spot Map Presentation to NTSA

ICU Equipment Donation at the National Spinal Injury Referral Hospital

Reflective School Bag Kit Donation at City Primary

Road Safety Ambassadors

Road Safety Drill - Emergency Resposne

Road Safety Drill - Fire Fighting

Speed Gun Donation through National Road Safety Trust

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Safe System Approach

Introduction

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank jointly issued the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention on World Health Day in 2004, dedicated by WHO to the improvement of global road safety. This report signaled the growing global concern on the scale of health losses associated with escalating motorization and a recognition that urgent measures needed to be taken to sustainably reduce the economic and social costs. Implementing the report’s recommendations is a key priority for low and middle income countries.

The World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention advocates a Safe Systems approach to road safety and specifies a management and investment framework to support the successful implementation of the report’s recommendations.

Recommendations

The findings of the report identified six overarching recommendations that set out the strategic initiatives necessary to improve a country’s road safety performance, viz:

  1. Identify a national lead agency in government to coordinate and guide the national road safety effort.
  2. Assess the problem, policies and institutional settings relating to road traffic injury and the capacity for road traffic injury prevention in each country.
  3. Prepare a national road safety strategy and a plan of action
  4. Allocate financial and human resources to address the problem
  5. Implement specific actions to prevent road traffic crashes, minimise injuries and other consequences and evaluate the impact of these actions.
  6. Support the development of national capacity and international cooperation

These guidelines provide a pragmatic approach designed to overcome country capacity barriers and achieve sustainable results.

Implementation at the country level requires an integrated framework that treats the World Report recommendations as a totality and ensures that institutional strengthening initiatives are properly sequenced and adjusted to the learning capacity of targeted country.

 

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