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#ttdc18 - We know how to save millions from dying on the world’s roads https://t.co/4AsddrRusA

#ttdc18 - We know how to save millions from dying on the world’s roads https://t.co/4AsddrRusA

Fewer than 3 people per 100,000 are killed in road crashes in Sweden every year, less than almost anywhere else in the world. In contrast, it’s 11 per 100,000 in countries like India and the United States. One reason for the difference? A “Safe System” approach. Preventing Road Deaths with a Safe System In 1999, the Swedish Parliament established a road safety program known as “Vision Zero.” Moving beyond the usual driver-focused methods of improving road safety—such as seat-buckling and sober-driving campaigns—the country adopted a Safe System approach. The premise of this approach is that while human error is inevitable, traffic fatalities and serious injuries should not be. Rather than expect humans to behave perfectly, the Safe System makes all parts of the mobility system safe to reduce the opportunity for a fatal or severe crash to occur. The focus is on reducing peo...

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