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Safety on Roads. What's the Vision?

Approximately 125 000 people die every year on the roads of OECD countries. A wide variety of
solutions have been put in place in OECD countries and further measures are being developed for
implementation. However, no country has implemented all proven measures to their full extent.
Fatalities across OECD countries could be halved if all governments were fully committed to
improving road safety by implementing and enforcing best practice measures.
This report identifies and assesses “best practices” among road safety programmes in OECD
countries. An emphasis is placed on those programmes that have been evaluated. In addition, the
underlying criteria that influence the success or failure of these “best practices” are identified to
facilitate the development of effective road safety policies in Member countries.

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