Road safety experts from around the globe are calling for a paradigm shift in road safety policy. In a new ITF report launched on 3 October in Paris, France, 30 experts from 24 countries and organisations argue that current road safety policies are reaching their limits and a different approach is needed to significantly reduce the 1.25 million road deaths annually. Both the United Nations and the European Union have set targets to halve road fatalities by 2020. The report reviews innovative policies used in pioneering countries such as Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands, which have made it their objective to unilaterally eliminate road deaths (“Vision Zero”), and which underpin this with a “Safe System” approach to road traffic. At a one-day seminar organised for the launch in Paris, more than 100 experts discussed principles and elements, as well as the different experiences with the journey towards a “Safe System”.

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Go to more information on the event including a video recording