What is Road Danger Reduction?
The road danger reduction approach to achieving safer roads seeks to reduce danger at source.
This calls for a recognition of the fact that the principal source of danger on the road is motor vehicles.
Instead of speaking of road safety or prevention of crashes FEVR prefers to use the term road danger reduction, which means reducing danger at the source.
That’s also why FEVR among others prefers using “crash” instead of ”accident” (Cf. Crash not Accident, pdf 65k)
How it differs from tradition road safety
Road danger reduction differs from traditional road safety by advocating:
1.) Concern about the wider social and environmental impact
2.) Imposing a higher duty of care on road users who pose the most harm
3.) A more proactive approach to preventing road casualties
4.) Reducing risks for non-motorised road users
5.) Consistency with other public safety approaches
also helping to reduce severe injuries among VRU's ( vulnerable road users as pedestrian and cyclists)
Morten Lange Is "vulnerable road users" an optimum term to use ? In some connections the wording is active transport / active modes of transport which describes a more positive / affirmative characteristic and points to value for society. Human powered is also used and is more neutral. Of course there is the problem of then inadvertenly excluding people in powered wheelchairs etc, but perhaps that can be solved / ameliorated by more precise wording or perhaps using active transport modes et al. Active transport and similar low-inertia transport modes ?
November 21, 2014 at 10:51 pm
FEVR Thank you for these thoughts, which we'll keep in mind when addressing this issue in future.
November 22, 2014 at 12:30 am1
FEVR shared a page: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety.
Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc makes road safety a priority in EU transport policy
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is today, Sunday 16th November 2014.
World Day Of Rememberance For Road Traffic Victims activities now take place in countries of every continent around the world. For more information about international activities visit worlddayofremembrance.org a website developed by Brigitte Chaudhry MBE, founder of RoadPeace (the UK charity for road traffic victims) and former president of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR).
Services have been organised across the world for 2014, highlighting the extreme human suffering caused by road traffic crashes.
Laura Bailey Xxx
November 16, 2014 at 10:37 am
Stephen Moore Remember the truly fabulous times you shared, nothing can take them away! They are yours forever!
November 16, 2014 at 10:25 am
FEVR shared World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims's photo.
WDR | Message from Mr Ban Ki-moon, The UN Secretary-General
WDR | Message from Dr Etienne Krug, Statement of the Chair of the UN Road Safety Collaboration
Cornelia Galavan World Day of Remembrance for Road Trafic Victimis. Sunday 16th November 2014.
From Global Remembrance to Global Action !
Project Road Tears (2001-2014)
November 15, 2014 at 11:29 am
FEVR shared Contrasentido's video.
Geneviève Jurgensen Grandiose!
November 14, 2014 at 9:50 pm
Peter Vlaming Courage !
November 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm
FEVR shared a link.
Cornelia Galavan STOP ROAD TRAFFIC TRAGEDY ! Innocent people are dying ! Unconsciously driving kills !
November 5, 2014 at 7:42 am
FEVR shared World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims's status update.
Cornelia Galavan WORDS OF THE POPE JOHN PAUL II AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE ANGELUS ON 18.11.2001.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Sunday 16th November 2014.
From Global Rememebrance to Global Action !
The XIVth edition of project Road Tears.
October 27, 2014 at 9:31 am
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brandnew WORLD DAY of REMEMBRANCE website launched
FEVR 2014 annual meeting
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