Understand what a Safe System would look like.
- Leadership is critical. Gain commitment from heads of agencies to the adoption and implementation of the Safe System approach.
- Adopt an aspiration for elimination of fatalities and serious injuries in the long-term (making crashes survivable, working towards zero) and identify what will be required to achieve this shift in thinking and its progressive implementation.
- Conduct a management capacity review and identify an investment plan based on a Safe System approach.
- Plan and design multi-sectoral Safe System demonstration projects. Focus on corridor action plans and selected national policy reviews with project management and expert assistance over some years (See Target and strategic Plans). Establish a multi-agency steering committee and a working group for the project with an agreed lead agency.
- Establish a reliable national crash data system.
- Continue capacity strengthening: Focus on developing institutional arrangements and the knowledge base of agencies around Safe System approaches to network safety. Determine what knowledge is needed to analyse current system safety shortcomings including policy limitations and identify priority interventions necessary to accelerate the shift towards a Safe System.
- For LMICs, implement the demonstration projects.
- Monitor and evaluate to establish what has been learnt from demonstration corridor projects, plan to extend demonstration project activity across the wider network and implement higher priority policy review findings.
- Implement extension of Safe System demonstration projects across the country, based on the Safe System principles being absorbed and adopted over time within the policies and approaches adopted by road safety agencies
- Expand agency project oversight roles to whole of country road safety responsibilities
- Benchmark performance against other similar countries.
- Extend knowledge development to regional and local governments and communities.
- Identify further enabling measures needed nationally, and further Safe System interventions to be introduced nationally, regionally or locally.