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Workshop #2 safe system approach english

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Safe System Approach - Mavis Johnson (VicRoads International)

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Workshop #2 safe system approach english

  1. 1. INDONESIA INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVE Safe System Approach Mavis Johnson VicRoads International Workshp #2 IURSP Denpasar, 22 January 2015
  2. 2. 2 Principles Recognises limits of the human body Systematic approach brings benefits Recognises that crashes are going to happen (even with focus on prevention) Aims to minimise severity of injury People should not die because of system failings
  3. 3. Safe System Approach Safer speeds (lower speeds more forgiving of human errors) Education and information supporting road users Human tolerance to physical force Alert and compliant road users Safer roads and roadsides (more forgiving of human errors) Safer Vehicles Safer Travel Understanding crashes and risk Legislation & Enforcement of road rules Admittance to the system
  4. 4. 4 Safe System Approach Safe roads- that are predictable & forgiving of mistakes Safe speeds- travel speeds suit the function & level of road safety Safe vehicles- that prevent crashes & protect road users Safe road use- road users that are skilled & competent, alert & unimpaired. They comply with road rules, take steps to improve safety
  5. 5. Pedestrian crashes
  6. 6. 6 Safe System Elements Better Understanding Crashes and Risks • Crash reviews – At the local level, reporting to local regional panels – Central panel review of categories of crashes & common themes • Stakeholder involvement • Intensive crash data analysis • Improved understanding of road user safety issues
  7. 7. 7 Safe System Elements Legislation
  8. 8. 8 Safe System Elements Enforcement •Public perception is critical to deterrence •General deterrence to promote fear of detection -Police presence – marked & unmarked cars -Technology (safety cameras) anywhere & anytime •Specific deterrence to target high risk behaviours •Supported by publicity
  9. 9. 9 Safe System Elements Admittance to the system – Licensing • Inexperienced drivers – Graduated licensing opportunities • Physically/mentally impaired drivers -Effective assessment processes -Restricted license options -Alternative transport options
  10. 10. 10 Safe System Elements Education/Cultural Change • Understanding barriers to new countermeasure implementation • Mass Media advertising for specific campaigns – alcohol/ speed/drugs • Specific information eg. brochures included with vehicle registration renewals
  11. 11. 11 Summary - Safe System Approach • Safe system approach is a new way of responding to fatal and serious crashes • Long term goal is to eliminate deaths and injuries • Safe system approach requires strong government leadership at all levels AND the inclusion of a broad range of partners and stakeholders

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