How can all those responsible for planning, designing, operating and maintaining transport and infrastructure—use this period of upheaval to create safe and sustainable roads and mobility for everyone? The answer begins by considering how the benefits of the rapidly growing Intelligent Transport System market can support a paradigm shift to the Vision Zero road-safety approach. Vision Zero’s main message is that serious injury and death on the world’s roads are preventable. Today, more than 1.35 million people die on the world’s roads each year from traffic crashes; another 20 million to 50 million people are seriously injured.
Read the first article in a series exploring how intelligent transport systems can be applied to progress toward the goal of Vision Zero—zero fatalities and serious injuries in the worldwide road transportation system.