Achieving Ambitious and Realistic Road Safety Targets:
The Safe System Approach
High Level Seminar, Paris, 25-26 September 2008
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The Joint Transport Research Centre of the International Transport Forum and the OECD organised a high level seminar on road safety, with support from the FIA Foundation, on 25-26 September 2008 to promote cutting edge policies for achieving major reductions in deaths and serious injuries on the roads and mark the release of its latest report "Towards Zero: Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe System Approach".
  • To disseminate the results of recent road safety research of the Joint OECD/ITF Transport Research Centre, briefing key policy makers.
  • To engage high level policy makers in discussions on the safe system approach to road safety and explore key implementation issues.
  • To contribute to moving road safety policy to a new level of ambition in Member and non-member countries, and contribute to the broader debate on the global road safety crisis in preparation for the 2009 UN road safety inter-Ministerial meeting proposed in Moscow in 2009.
  • To identify areas where further research work would be most useful.
Road Safety Performance
The Safe System Approach
Safe System Building Blocks
The Fundamentals
Mobilising Political Resources
Closing Speech