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Towards Zero

Ambitious road safety targets and the safe system approach

This is a summary of the report Towards Zero: Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe System Approach. The report is the result of a three-year co-operative effort by an international group of safety experts representing 21 countries as well as the World Bank, the World Health Organisation and the FIA Foundation under the aegis of the Joint Transport Research Centre of the International Transport Forum and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The purpose of the report is to review the state of the art in improving road safety performance and examine the role of targets in raising the level of ambition and achieving effective implementation of road safety policies. The work aims to assist governments in raising the performance threshold by developing more systematic approaches to road safety. It highlights the institutional management changes required in many countries to implement effective interventions through a strong focus on results and underlines the economic case for road safety investment.

This summary document comprises the recommendations, executive summary and table of contents of the full report together with details of the experts that contributed to the work.