ROAD SAFETY MANUAL
PIARC (WORLD ROAD ASSOCIATION) GUIDE
A MANUAL FOR PRACTITIONERS AND DECISION MAKERS ON IMPLEMENTING SAFE SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE
THE NEW ROAD SAFETY MANUAL (RSM) IS DESIGNED TO HELP COUNTRIES AT EVERY STAGE OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT TO FULFILL ROAD SAFETY OBJECTIVES.
It is aligned with key pillars for the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020:
Pillar 1: Road Safety Management;
Pillar 2: Safer Roads and Mobility;
Pillar 4: Safer Road Users.
This comprehensive resource builds on the broad range of knowledge and experience provided by PIARC in the first edition. It includes new thinking on road safety and offers a clear argument on why adopting a Safe System approach is crucial for your country.
The Safe System approach aims for a more forgiving road system that takes human fallibility and vulnerability into account. Under the Safe System approach, everyone (public agencies, automobile manufacturers, road users, enforcement officials, and others) must share the responsibility for road safety outcomes.