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'Zero road deaths and serious injuries' wins International Road Safety Award

The OECD report Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries: Leading a Paradigm Shift in Road Safety has won the 2017 Special Award of the Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Awards.

The report was the end-result of a working group, led by the International Transport Forum, consisting of 30 international road safety experts from 24 countries. SWOV researcher Wendy Weijermars was one of the members of the group. The report reviews the experiences of countries that have used the safe system approach, e.g. the Swedish Vision Zero and Sustainable Safety in the Netherlands, to eliminate fatal road crashes.

The report offers guidance for a drastic reduction of road deaths and sets out how a ‘safe system’ approach can help achieve this goal.

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Road safety in numbers, Policy, International