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NZ Transport Agency
Waka Kotahi
The Safe System approach to road safety
Explaining why Safe System is embedded in
all NZTA curriculum resources for schools
20
A new approach to saving
lives and ...
Explaining why Safe System is embedded in
all NZTA curriculum resources for schools
20
Responsibility for road
safety is s...
6
Why the Safe System approach is better
Safe System approach -
Strengthen entire system
The whole community including
sch...
5
It is not only about the driver -
Traditional approach:
Target driver non-compliance
Does not address crashes caused by
...
7
Four Safe System principles
:
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Principle 1 - Human fallibility
1.People make mistakes and
crashes are inevitable
No one performs perfectly
100% of the ...
9
2.The human body has a limited ability to withstand crash forces
Principle 2 - Human vulnerability
Error may cause crash...
10
Principle 3 - Shared responsibility
3. Responsibility for a safe
roading network is shared by
all members of the commun...
11
Principle 4 - Whole of system
4.It will take a whole-of-
system approach to
implement the Safe System in
New Zealand
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Waka Kotahi
The Safe System approach to road safety
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The "safe system" approach to road safety is explained for teachers and families in New Zealand schools. This approach underpins the Safer Journeys strategy.
www.saferjourneys.govt.nz

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Safe System for Schools

  1. 1. 1 NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi The Safe System approach to road safety
  2. 2. Explaining why Safe System is embedded in all NZTA curriculum resources for schools 20 A new approach to saving lives and serious injuries A more forgiving road system which acknowledges human fallibility recognises our physical vulnerability reduces the price paid for human error A change in our road safety culture affects what we do, how we do it and what our students learn at school
  3. 3. Explaining why Safe System is embedded in all NZTA curriculum resources for schools 20 Responsibility for road safety is spread more widely than in the past •Communities work together to strengthen the entire system
  4. 4. 6 Why the Safe System approach is better Safe System approach - Strengthen entire system The whole community including schools aim to prevent serious injury by taking human fallibility and vulnerability into account A forgiving system will reduce serious injury when a crash occurs World best-practice approach
  5. 5. 5 It is not only about the driver - Traditional approach: Target driver non-compliance Does not address crashes caused by simple errors Targeting the driver doesn’t protect people when crashes occur Even when the driver is at fault, death is too high a price to pay
  6. 6. 7 Four Safe System principles :
  7. 7. 8 Principle 1 - Human fallibility 1.People make mistakes and crashes are inevitable No one performs perfectly 100% of the time No one should pay for a mistake with their life or limb
  8. 8. 9 2.The human body has a limited ability to withstand crash forces Principle 2 - Human vulnerability Error may cause crashes, but injury or death is not an inevitable result. What happens depends on speed at the time of crash and what protection is provided Even if speed doesn’t cause the crash, it affects crash severity It’s all a matter of physics: ke = ½mv2
  9. 9. 10 Principle 3 - Shared responsibility 3. Responsibility for a safe roading network is shared by all members of the community
  10. 10. 11 Principle 4 - Whole of system 4.It will take a whole-of- system approach to implement the Safe System in New Zealand
  11. 11. 1 NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi The Safe System approach to road safety

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