In 1969 NATO created the Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society. CCMS led a Pilot Study on road safety planned around three premises: (1) Orientation toward applied technology and practices, not research. (2) There is no single universal solution to road safety. (3) A systems approach should be used to solve the problem. The Pilot Study was comprised of projects led by members, involving field work and scientific analysis. More lives per unit of expenditure are saved correcting high risk locations than building new roads. Motor vehicles kill more pedestrains than any other class of road user. It is not known to what extent mechanical defects are involved in accidents, nor if vehicle inspections would reduce their likelihood. A protocol was developed for an international system of accident investigation, and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of Emergency Medical Systems. The construction of 13 Experimental Safety Vehicles by 11 different countries resulted in identifying several critical issues. The most important result of the Pilot Study is the large number of recommendations for national and international cooperative action. An ad hoc group is to meet periodically to assess the work required to follow-up on the action recommendations. (MW)

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society
    Brussels 39,   Belgium 
  • Publication Date: 1974-3-15

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM