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Road Safety Plans​

Establishing a road safety plan is essential in achieving road safety goals and targets.

To support the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) with the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) developed a Global Plan that makes recommendations for achievement of the target of a 50% reduction in deaths and injuries by 2030.

The Global Plan plan is built on the Safe System approach and aims to inspire national and local government, as well other stakeholders who can influence road safety (including civil society, academia, the private sector, donors, community and youth leaders, and other stakeholders) as they develop national and local action plans and targets for the Decade of Action.

The Global Plan includes recommendations in the following areas:

  • multimodal transport and land-use planning

  • safe road infrastructure

  • vehicle safety

  • safe road use

  • post-crash response.

The Global Plan identifies a series of requirements for implementation:

  • finance

  • legal frameworks

  • speed management

  • capacity development

  • ensuring a gender perspective in transport planning

  • adapting technologies to the Safe System

  • focus on low- and middle-income countries.

The global plan also sets out respective responsibilities for government, academia, civil society and youth, the private sector, funders and the United Nations, and describes monitoring and evaluation mechanisms emphasizing the importance of good quality data. The Global Plan links with the Global Road Safety Performance Targets.

Members of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) have also prepared several complementary resources to assist with road safety planning:

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