Road Safety: Achieving Ambitious Road Safety Targets

This document outlines the key findings of the Joint OECD/ECMT Transport Research Centre’s (JTRC) current research project on Achieving Ambitious Road Safety Targets. Achieving the road safety targets will require leadership and preparedness to adopt policy positions that may be unpopular in the short term. Political leadership, a strong lead agency and good co-ordination across government agencies on legislation, enforcement, road measures, licensing and vehicle measures, insurance, road user behaviour measures and public communications are needed. Clearly targeted communication programs are essential to ‘bring the public along’ and win acceptance for change. In most countries, speeding, as well as drink driving and seat-belt wearing, are the major issues, and more effective action can be taken. In many countries, significant gains can be also be made by addressing other key challenges such as young drivers, safer infrastructure and safer vehicles, supported by effective enforcement and public information.


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  • Accession Number: 01055532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEMT/CM(2006)20
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2007 4:18PM