The Safe System Approach: What is it and why is it getting so much attention?
September 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Florida LTAP Center is pleased to partner with the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Resource Center to bring you this virtual workshop on The Safe System Approach: What Is It and Why Is It Getting So Much Attention?
Achieving the vision of eliminating deaths and serious injuries from our Nation’s roads may seem daunting since traffic fatalities in the United States have plateaued between 32,000 and 38,000 annually for over a decade. To make meaningful progress, we need to change the way we think about the traffic safety problem and apply an approach centered around creating a road system that accommodates inevitable human mistakes.
The Safe System approach is a recognized international road safety best practice that is rapidly gaining awareness and application in the United States. Other countries that also had their road safety improvements plateau were able to achieve significant reductions in roadway deaths by adopting Safe System principles. Working to create a Safe System requires strengthening all elements of the system and leveraging collaborative partnerships.
In this training you will learn about the six foundational principles of the Safe System approach and the five elements of the system that must work together to achieve the vision of zero roadway deaths. The session will also explain the important distinctions that make a Safe System approach different from traditional approaches to road safety. References for additional information on the Safe System approach will also be provided.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All roadway transportation professionals
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