As part of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP), UC Berkeley SafeTREC has prepared a series of research briefs about the Safe Systems Approach to road safety. These research briefs support local advocacy, community, and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety. In our first entry in the series, we provided an overview of the Safe Systems Approach and how it relates to both current road safety practice and initiatives such as Vision Zero. Today's research brief discusses a principle integral to a Safe Systems Approach, shared responsibility for road safety.
SafeTREC Safe Systems Research Brief: Shared Responsibility for Road Safety in Safe Systems Context
Safe Systems is an approach to road safety that envisions the elimination of fatal and serious injuries and seeks to provide both a theoretical framework and practical roadmap for accomplishing such an ambitious goal. The Safe Systems approach involves a paradigm shift from traditional approaches to road safety planning and responsibility. Read the full SafeTREC Safe Systems Research Brief.