On the "ITS" Road Toward Vision Zero

This article is the second in a series examining how intelligent transport systems can become part of the Vision Zero road safety solution. Vision Zero is rooted in the position that serious injury and death are not acceptable consequences of mobility. Serious injury and death are preventable within the worldwide road transportation system.

In the Safe System approach, the interaction and interdependencies that exist between people, spaces and vehicles take place within the context of an evidence-based road-safety-management system. This understanding moves our thinking toward a more collaborative environment characterised by pre-emptive safety through incident prevention.

The overall management system relies on an effective assessment framework to tie together the various road-safety elements and to recognize and understand the related interfaces and interdependencies. 

 

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Exploring the assessment framework approach developed for smart motorways in England.