Road Safety Plans

Establishing a road safety plan or road safety strategy is key to achieving the objectives of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

In order to significantly reduce the number of road deaths and serious injuries the UN Road Safety Collaboration has recommended that governments and road authorities-

  • Develop and implement sustainable road safety strategies
  • Set ambitious yet achievable targets to reduce the level of road trauma
  • Strengthen the management structure and improve technical capacity to be able to deliver effective road safety initiatives
  • Improve the quality of data needed to make effective decisions
  • Monitor progress and track performance
  • Increase road safety funding and make best use of available resources to maximise road safety benefits.

    National and local governments are encouraged to implement activities according to the five pillars.

  • Pillar 1 - Road safety management
  • Pillar 2 - Safer roads and mobility
  • Pillar 3 - Safer vehicles
  • Pillar 4 - Safer road users
  • Pillar 5 - Post-crash response

    For further information on safer roads, safer vehicles and safer road users see the Treatments page.

    For more information on establishing a road safety action plan see Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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