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Deep Dive Into the Safe System Approach

National Safety Month, Zero Traffic Deaths Update

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May 2021

This month, we want to dive into one of the pillars of the Road to Zero strategy: prioritizing a Safe System approach. This approach offers a human-centered, holistic approach to reducing traffic fatalities. It also relies on elements of the other two pillars of our strategy, proven countermeasures and accelerating technology, as part of its successful implementation. Earlier this month, a new report was released that offers concrete recommendations on how to further the adoption of this approach and how it intersects with addressing structural and institutional racism. This is an important report to consider as we work to include all road users in our efforts to achieve zero roadway fatalities.

Want to learn more about the Safe System approach?

Zero Traffic Deaths Update

The Safe System approach is one of the elements we’re calling for as part of our commitment to Zero Traffic Deaths. This month provided many opportunities to explore that approach and other themes within the campaign, including:

  • Publishing an op-ed by traffic safety champion T. Bella Dinh-Zarr with the reminder that we know how to get to zero traffic deaths
  • Sharing a special video created by Families for Safe Streets reminding us all of why we do the work we do
  • Highlighting the role speed management plays in creating safer streets with our webinar co-hosted with FIA Foundation and National Center for Safe Routes to School; catch the recording here

National Safety Month

This June, join NSC and sponsor VelocityEHS for the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month, an annual observance to help keep each other safe from the workplace to anyplace. NSC will provide free materials throughout the month on a variety of topics, including transportation safety. Register now and get involved in this important observance.

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