Vision Zero: Setting a Higher Standard for Road Safety

Road safety is essential for societies to thrive. Each year, though, more than 1.35 million people die on the world’s roads in traffic crashes, and another 20 million to 50 million are seriously injured. 

Vision Zero refuses to accept that fatalities and serious injuries are inevitable consequences of mobility on the world’s roads. 

Unlike traditional approaches that have focused on perfecting human behaviour to improve safety, Vision Zero emphasizes shared responsibility between road users and system designers.  Yes, road users should always follow traffic laws and regulations, but system designers must take the necessary further steps to make our roads safe for all users.

Learn more about Vision Zero,  and take a look at key WSP projects that advance Vision Zero in communities throughout the world.


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