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

 

 

Safe Systems Approach

A Safe Systems approach is focused on the elimination of deaths and injuries that undermine the sustainability of road transport networks and the communities they serve.

This approach also recognizes that human beings as road users are fallible and will make mistakes. A key part of the Safe System approach requires that the road system be designed to take into account of these errors and vulnerabilities so that road users are able to avoid serious injury or death on the road.

A Safe System approach has the following characteristics:

  1. It recognises that prevention efforts notwithstanding, road users will remain fallible and crashes will occur.
  2. It stresses that those involved in the design of the road transport system need to accept and share responsibility for the safety of the system, and those that use the system need to accept responsibility for complying with the rules and constraints of the system.
  3. It aligns safety management decisions with broader transport and planning decisions that meet wider economic, human and environmental goals.
  4. It shapes interventions to meet the long term goal, rather than relying on “traditional” interventions to set the limits of any long term targets.

The Safe Systems Approach represents a fundamental shift in thinking in addressing road safety issues. In a Safe System Approach, road safety problems are typically treated by considering the interaction of several components of the transport system, rather than by implementing individual countermeasures in relative isolation. This means that the full range of solutions, infrastructure, traffic and speed management, vehicle standards and equipment and road user behaviour need to be addressed together.

 

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