About Vision Zero

Vision Zero

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is one of many organisations worldwide that has committed to Vision Zero.

The video below, created by the Transport Accident Commission in Australia, sums up the importance of Vision Zero so well.

We need your help

We cannot achieve Vision Zero alone. We need the support of the whole community.

However we use the roads – whether we drive, walk, cycle, scoot or travel on horseback – each and every one of us has an important role to play in sharing the roads safely.

The Vision Zero pledge - the first of its kind in the UK - was launched by the Safer Essex Roads Partnership in May 2023. The pledge is giving individuals,

schools, businesses, and organisations across the county an opportunity to make their own commitment to achieving Vision Zero.

Progress towards Vision Zero can be achieved through the ‘Safe System’ approach. This approach accepts human error but requires everyone to understand their role in making the system work safely.

For more information, you can read our full Vision Zero Strategy here: https://saferessexroads.org/downloads/Full-VisionZero_Strategy-FINAL.pdf and a summary can also be found here: https://saferessexroads.org/downloads/VisionZero_Summary05-22.pdf

Find out more about the importance of Vision Zero in our series of videos:

About Safe Systems

The Safe System is a globally recognised approach to road safety, designed around human beings.

It recognises that people make mistakes, and that road deaths and serious injuries are preventable.

The Safe System is designed so that when people do make mistakes, any resulting impact forces are low enough to avoid death or serious injury.

These measures are split into five layers of protection:

  • Safe speeds
  • Safe vehicles
  • Safe road use
  • Safe roads and roadside
  • Post collision response

The video below, created by the International Transport Forum, gives more detail about the Safe System and how it can reduce road death and injury.

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