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Safe System Approach

The Safe System approach requires a supporting safety culture that places safety first and foremost in road system investment decisions. To achieve our zero deaths vision, everyone must accept that fatalities and serious injuries are unacceptable and preventable.

  • Safe System Project-based Alignment Framework | Visit Website
  • Safe System Policy-based Alignment Framework | Visit Website
  • Safe System Roadway Design Hierarchy | View PDF
  • FHWA’s Safe System Approach Program | Visit Website
  • Putting the Pieces Together Addressing the Role of Behavioral Safety in the Safe System Approach | Visit Website
  • Integrating the Safe System Approach with the HSIP | View PDF
  • ITE’s Safe System Approach Resource Page | View Website
  • Advancing Ambulance Safety | View Website
  • National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse | Visit Website
  • National Operations Center of Excellence | Visit Website
  • Post-Crash Response | View PDF
  • Emerging Digital Technologies in Emergency Medical Services: Considerations and Strategies to Strengthen the Continuum of Care | View PDF
  • FHWA’s Traffic Incident Management Program | Visit Website
  • VZN’s Demystifying the Safe System Approach | Visit Website
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