Safe Systems

The Goal of Road Safety in the Safe Systems Context

Fortin, Garrett
McMillan, Tracy
Grembek, Offer
Cooper, Jill F.
2018

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. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Safe Systems Approach and how it relates to both current road safety practice and initiatives such as Vision Zero.

Shared Responsibility for Road Safety in Safe Systems Context

Fortin, Garrett
McMillan, Tracy
Grembek, Offer
Cooper, Jill F.
2018

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. This fact sheet discusses a principle integral to a Safe Systems Approach, shared responsibility for road safety.

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to be a part of the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), a U.S. Department of Transportation-funded National University Transportation Center led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Highway Safety Research Center.

New Publication: Diffusing innovative road safety practice

February 1, 2019

As another month begins, we are excited to announce another SafeTREC publication!

Diffusing innovative road safety practice: A social network approach to identifying opinion leading U.S. cities

LaJeunesse, Seth
Heiny, Stephen
Evenson, Kelly R.
Fiedler, Lisa M.
Cooper, Jill F.
2019

Objective: This study sought to identify opinion-leading U.S. cities in the realm of safe transportation systems by surveying road safety professionals and asking them to identify places that served as models for road safety.

Save the Date for Safety Sunday @TRB 2019: January 13, 2019

December 31, 2018

Headed to the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting this year? Interested in learning more about the latest safety-related research topics? 

Save the Date for the CSCRS Safe Systems Summit, Sept. 13-14

April 9, 2018

Save the date for the Safe Systems Summit on September 13-14, 2018!

CSCRS Article on Safe Systems Approach in USDOT October 2017 Newsletter

October 13, 2017

What is a safe systems approach to road safety? SafeTREC, a consortium member of the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), the new University Transportation Center (UTC) at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), is part of the effort to answer this question and define the concept of a safe systems approach for introduction in the U.S. 

New Research Brief: Shared Responsibility for Road Safety in Safe Systems Context

November 8, 2018

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.