Did you know that the Safe Systems approach is an important basis for road safety planning? In partnership with TIRF, the Alliance delivers safe systems seminars to peace officers and other community stakeholders.
Safe Systems’ holistic, system-wide approach is designed to effectively minimize the severity of injuries on our roads. It’s premise: that road users should not die or be severely injured because of system failings. There are four foundational items:
- a 5-star driver (obeying the law, sober and not distracted),
- is driving a 5-star vehicle,
- on a 5-star road and roadside,
- with a 5-star speed limit for the crash risk on that section of road.
Source: NZ Transport Agency, nzta.govt.nz
Intrigued? Want to learn more? Reach out to Debbie Hammond, Executive Director, Safer Roads Alliance, and we would be happy to schedule a seminar for your road safety team.