A Safe System approach benefits all road users and has four essential elements:
  • safe road user ( behaviour )
  • safe roads and roadsides
  • safe speeds
  • safe vehicles
  1. People make mistakes that can lead to crashes
  2. The human body has a limited physical ability to tolerate crash forces before harm occurs
  3. A shared responsibility exists among those who design, build, manage & use roads & vehicles & provide post-crash care to prevent crashes resulting in serious injury or death
  4. All parts of the system must be strengthened to multiply their effects; and if one part fails, road users are still protected.
FEVR would like to see the approach applied specially to Vulnerable Road Users.

Further info:

Towards Zero OECD (PDF 5,7 MB)