Applying Systems Methodology to the Road Safety Challenge

In 1999, estimation of fatalities in road crashes worldwide was 800,000/year, and was forecast to increase to between 1.1 and 1.2 million in 2010 and to between 1.3 and 1.4 million by 2020 (Silcock, 2003). Specific time-proven strategies such as databases or black spots are being introduced globally, but apparently to no avail. However, in certain countries, the level of safety in other modes of transport, such as air or maritime, is improving. This article discusses the alarming trend of declining traffic safety in developed nations, in spite of efforts to reduce traffic injuries/fatalities, and posits whether past strategies should be abandoned in favor of new ones.


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  • Accession Number: 01150849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2010 5:52PM