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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Road Crash Problem

 

Recommendations

The World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention identified six overarching recommendations that set out the strategic initiatives needed to improve a country’s road safety situation.

  1. 1. Identify a lead national agency in government to guide the national road safety effort.
  2. 2. Assess the problem, policies and institutional settings relating to road traffic injury and the capacity for road traffic injury prevention in each country.
  3. 3. Prepare a national road safety strategy and plan of action
  4. 4. Allocate financial and human resources to address the problem
  5. 5. Implement specific actions to prevent road traffic crashes, minimize injuries and their consequences and evaluate the impact of these actions
  6. 6. Support the development of national and international cooperation

These recommendations emphasize the importance of implementing a systematic, sustained and accountable response to govern road safety results at country level, and place prime importance on the vital role of the lead agency in the process.

Evolution of Road safety management

Rapid motorization and rising road deaths and injuries had begun in OECD countries in the 1950s and 1960s, and in tandem the ambition to improve road safety. Since 1950s the have been four significant phases of road safety management

  • Phase 1: Focus on driver interventions – In 1950s and 1960s road safety management was characterized by dispersed, uncoordinated and insufficiently resourced institutions that performed isolated functions. Road safety policies placed considerable emphasis on the driver by establishing legislative rules and penalties, supported by information and publicity, and expecting subsequent changes in behavior. The major shortcoming of this approach was that by placing the onus of the blame on the driver, authorities did not fully embrace and comprehend their responsibility for safer road traffic systems.
  • Phase 2: Focus on systems-wide interventions- In the 1970s and 1980s earlier strategies gave way to strategies that recognized the need for a systems approach to intervention. An American epidemiologist (Dr. William Haddon) developed a systematic framework for road safety based on the disease model which encompassed infrastructure, vehicles and users in the pre-crash, in-crash and post-crash stages. The scope of the policy broadened from an emphasis on the driver on the pre-crash phase to include in-crash protection and post-crash care. This focused road safety management on a system wide approach to interventions and the complex interaction of factors which impact injury outcomes. The key weakness of this approach was its failure to take into account institutional context and the importance of institutional management functions.

 

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