Strategic road safety plans

Road Safety Strategic planning

Road crashes kill about 1.3 million people worldwide every year and severely injure an estimated 50 million. Out of ten lives lost in traffic, nine are lost in low- and middle- income countries.

In 2011, the World Health Organisation (WHO) addressed this global health issue by launching the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 - 2020. Governments of the world together agreed to target to halve road deaths by 2020.

#SaveKidsLives is an official campaign coordinated by the United Nations. It calls for action, based on the Child declaration for Road Safety, and operates on the principles of the Decade of Action.

The National Road Safety Strategy 2011 - 2020 is an agreed set of national goals and action priorities to reduce fatal and serious injury on Australian roads.

NSW Centre for Road Safety have released a new Road Safety Plan 2021 which outlines their road safety goals, future initiatives to address key trends, trauma risks and the types of crashes occurring on NSW roads.

All these strategies use the Safe System approach to improve road safety. This approach takes a holistic view of the road transport system the Safer roads, Safer vehicles and Safer road users. It recognises that all components of the system have a role to play in helping to keep road users safe.

Wellbeing for Schools

The NSW Department of Education's Wellbeing Framework for Schools uses a strengths-based approach which enables schools to build on the individual strengths of students and positions them to succeed and thrive throughout life.

Thrive: Road safety education, driver education and training.

Schools contribute to students' knowledge, skills and understanding of being a road user who is personally and socially responsible.

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