WHO hosts webinar on safe systems

Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, Legal Development Programme


A holistic approach to protect road users from death and serious injury by taking human error and frailty into account. The Safe Systems Approach acknowledges that humans will make mistakes on the road, but the price they pay for this mistake should not be death or serious injury. Adopting such an approach requires working at different levels including: institutional management, roads infrastructure, safe vehicles, and user behaviour.   

DATE:                                22 November 2016

TIME:                                2:00 pm, Europe Time (Amsterdam, GMT+01:00)

DURATION:                      1.5 hr


  • What is a Safe Systems approach?
  • Safe Systems – speed and infrastructure.
  • Safe Systems and Legislation: what can legislation address in a safe systems approach and what it cannot address?
  • Application of the Safe Systems approach in high-income countries and potential for implementation in low- and middle-income countries.


Dr Matts-Åke Belin, Senior Policy Advisor, Swedish Transport Administration

Dr Soames Job, Head, Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), The World Bank Group

Mr Rob McInerney, Chief Executive Officer, IRAP

Ms Evelyn Murphy, Technical Officer, WHO

Dr Tami Toroyan, Technical Officer, WHO

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