Casualty reduction strategies

Different countries demonstrate different performance regarding casualty levels, and some set targets for casualty reduction. Read about casualty reduction strategies and targets on this page.

Visit the research library for research on casualty data collection and target setting.

European transport safety ministers support road injury reduction target
Prague, 13.05.15

A declaration supporting the implementation of an EU-wide target of a 40% reduction in serious injuries caused in road crashes by 2020 has been signed by transport ministers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety
United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, November 2015

The “Brasilia Declaration”, setting out the means by which road deaths will be halved by the end of this decade, is signed at the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety.

DfT rules out reintroduction of casualty reduction targets
Fleet News, UK, 17/11/15

The UK’s Department for Transport rules out reintroducing road casualty reduction targets.

Call for Juncker to reverse decision to drop serious road injury target
European Transport Safety Council, 10/06/15

The decision by the President of the European Parliament to drop a planned EU-wide road injury target is condemned by more than 70 experts and road safety organisations.

Brake welcomes target to halve road casualties as 23,000 kids across London walk for road safety
Brake, 10/06/15

The Mayor of London's new target of halving road casualties by 2020 is welcomed by Brake.

Downtown Hanoi to have 450 smart traffic cameras by 2015
Hanoi, Vietnam 14/10/14

More than 400 new smart traffic cameras will be introduced by 2015, to detect offences including riding a motorbike without a helmet.

New technology may assist, help save lives at crash sites
Max Life, USA, 09/09/14

Technology to improve emergency response times after road crashes, including ambulances that live-stream patient information from the crash site to hospitals, is launched in the USA.

Guide to help local councillors in Scotland prevent road casualties
RoSPA and Transport Scotland, UK, 26/08/14

A guide for Scottish local councillors on reducing road casualties on local roads, by working in partnership with other agencies and using evidence-based practice.

Safe Streets for London
Transport for London, UK, 06/06/13

Transport for London aims to reduce road deaths and serious injuries in London by 40% by 2020.

Casualty reduction targets proposed for Wales
Welsh Assembly, Wales, 02/10/12

A vision zero casualty reduction strategy to 2020, with emphasis on reducing motorcyclists and young driver crashes, has been launched for consultation by the Welsh Government.

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