Road Safety

Conteúdo atualizado em: 25/05/2022

Decade of action for road safety

The Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. SDG 3, for example, aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. In this context, Target 3.6 is reduce deaths and the trauma caused by road accidents. (PAHO/WHO)

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Public Policies

"United Nations (UN) road safety legal instruments provide a strong foundation for countries to build domestic legal frameworks and systems that contribute to road safety and facilitate international road traffic. Key conventions should be transposed into national or regional legislation and systems to ensure their effective application, and thereafter be enforced through traffic police and inspection bodies." (PAHO/WHO)


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Substance Consumption

"Psychoactive drug use is an important and growing factor influencing the risk of a road traffic crash among drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Irrespective of the psychoactive drug consumed, the reaction time, information processing, perceptual-motor coordination, motor performance, attention, road racking,
and vehicle control are all affected".(PAHO/WHO)

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Post Accident Response

"Appropriate, integrated and coordinated care should be provided as soon as possible after a crash occurs.(1) Through emergency care systems, countries deliver post-crash response to those affected by road traffic injuries. (...) In addition to post-crash care, rehabilitation plays a key role in maximizing the benefits of care and minimizes the impact (physical and psychological) of injuries.(2)".(PAHO/WHO)

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