“A substantial reduction in road deaths will only be feasible if concerted efforts are made, following the “Safe System” approach involving all elements of road safety, management, and delivery. This includes all pillars of the Safe System—starting from road safety management, safe roads and roadsides, safe speed, safe vehicles, safe road users, and post-crash care. This guide focuses on elements of safe road and roadside designs for road networks that can provide safe mobility to all road users, as well as complementary changes to improve speeds, vehicle safety, road user behaviors, and post-crash care. A balanced road design must take into account these complementary system elements to maximize safety benefits. The energy carried by a moving object is proportional to the square of its speed. A well-designed “forgiving roadside” ensures that this energy is dispersed in a crash, and as a result, less energy is transferred to the occupants.”
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Bernard van Leer Foundation – Early Childhood Matters
In this edition of Early Childhood Matters, the Bernard van Leer Foundation explores why behavioural science can and should be rooted in all areas of caregiving, from reading at home to the doctor’s waiting room and how governments are starting to take note.
FIA Foundation – The Wheels of Change: Safe and Sustainable Motorcycles in Sub-Saharan Africa
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