Think Road Safety - Road Safety Training for External PARTNERS (self-paced)
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Think Road Safety - Road Safety Training for External PARTNERS (self-paced)

This course provides an introduction to road safety, impacts caused by injuries and deaths, global data on mobility, and the global plan of action for safety improvement. A considerable part of the course is spent on understanding the importance of road infrastructure, implementing the Safe System Approach with global instances cited, and managing additional aspects such as police enforcement. It also looks at methods of safety implementation and examples of worldwide successful case studies. Lastly, the course examines the capacity reviews and project management operations carried out by the World Bank for improving road safety.

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Daniela Marina

- Jun 17, 2020
The Safe System approach is guided by core elements for planning, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring. They include setting strong and accountable targets, enhancing economic analysis to identify the economic benefits of improved road safety, identifying priority areas to maximize impact, setting up a lead agency for governance and management, evaluating programs to identify evidence-based measures, and ensuring that infrastructure planning and investment consider safety an integral element of mobility. The action areas of the Safe System approach are integrated and go far beyond attempting to persuade people to change their behavior through education or enforcement alone. They include addressing underlying factors—such as land use and mobility planning—to reduce vehicle dependence and promote safe, healthy, and environment-friendly travel modes; comprehensive speed management to set safe speeds; intersection design to allow people to cross safely; road design that accounts for human error; improved public transport; safe vehicle design and technology; and better coordination and quality of post-crash emergency response and care. The Safe System approach recognizes road safety as the outcome of the interaction between many components that form a dynamic system that influences the way people travel and behave on the roads and thus their level of exposure to the risk of a collision. When this system offers a high degree of safety, it also generates many wider societal benefits, related to the broader public health concerns of accessibility, physical activity, air quality, climate change, and environmental sustainability. Responsibility for road safety should be shared by the public and the many types of decision makers and public officials who contribute to the design and management of this system. These people— often referred to as system designers—include policy- and lawmakers, law enforcement officials, planners, administrators, designers, and engineers, among other actors. A challenging element of the Safe System approach is drawing together all the people who contribute to the system design through their individual program areas. For this reason, the Safe System framework emphasizes coordination and leadership. In Sweden’s Vision Zero approach, even more emphasis is placed on the system designers and government as having ultimate responsibility. If people make errors that cause road death and serious injury, system designers must come up with interventions to prevent them. A proactive, integrated approach must be taken to create layers of protection in the system, rather than just patching holes in reaction to traffic collisions as they occur.

Daniela Marina

- Jun 17, 2020
As for all aspects of road safety, strengthening the regulatory framework for emergency services and post-crash requires collaboration among various government agencies. In Romania’s Health System Reform Law of 2006, emergency care is defined as a duty of the state, and the law authorizes the Ministry of Health to further regulate the area of trauma care. The Ministry of Health, with input from a consultative committee, drafted regulations covering staffing levels, physical resources and financing. In partnership with the Ministry of Interior, which oversees fire departments, the Ministry of Health issued inter-ministerial decree 1092/1500/2006, which set criteria for several types of ambulance vehicles, from first-response vehicles to mobile intensive care units, and for the competence of ambulance personnel. Logistic and safety regulations were created and a partnership established with the police force for enforcing the standards through spot checks.

Daniela Marina

- Jun 17, 2020
Institutional capacity building (ICB) as means of improving road conditions, encompasses three main activities: skill upgrading, procedural improvements, and organizational strengthening. Thus, road transport related institutional capacity building refers to investment in people, institutions and practices that will enable developing countries and countries with economies in transition to achieve their road transport development objectives. Institutional capacity building (ICB) occurs by acquiring resources (human, financial, networks, knowledge, systems and culture) and integrating them in a way that leads to change in individual behavior and ultimately to more efficient and effective operations of institutions and organizations As example: · Integrating road safety factors in transportation planning, · Conducting regular road safety audits and designing safe roads for all road users, · Enhancing road traffic signage, road markings and speed control measures · Implementing ongoing „accident black spot‟ improvement / mitigation programs · Establishing effective Road Accident Information database, data-gathering, monitoring & evaluation and reporting systems, responsibilities and capacity / resources; · Developing more systematic and comprehensive „road network safety management‟ policy, processes and capacity Source: Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project II – developed by WB

Alimamy Bozim

- Jun 12, 2020
Alimamy Bozim Turay - 12 June, 2020. I have successfully finish the course i want to know when i will receive my certificate.

Alimamy Bozim

- Jun 29, 2020
i am Alimamy Bozim Turay just to follow up for my training certificate. Thank you.

Mukesh Kumar

- Sep 6, 2020
Did you received your certificate? If yes than pls tell me about the procedure. I have also completed the course and I'm waiting for it.


- Dec 15, 2020
Sir, please guide how to evaluate the course after finishing my final quiz ?


- Jun 9, 2020
This course is very useful in present scenario ... Understanding the importance of road infra, implementing the Safe System Approach with global instances cited, and managing additional aspects such as police enforcement, methods of safety implementation, and examples of worldwide successful case studies.

Amina Muhammad

- May 28, 2020
This course is very relevant to what is happening in my country.


- May 21, 2020
This is very useful
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