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Vision Zero: a road safety policy innovation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, ISSN 1745-7300, Vol. 19, no 2, 171-179 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to examine Sweden's Vision Zero road safety policy. In particular, the paper focuses on how safety issues were framed, which decisions were made, and what are the distinctive features of Vision Zero. The analysis reveals that the decision by the Swedish Parliament to adopt Vision Zero as Sweden's road safety policy was a radical innovation. The policy is different in kind from traditional traffic safety policy with regard to problem formulation, its view on responsibility, its requirements for the safety of road users, and the ultimate objective of road safety work. The paper briefly examines the implications of these findings for national and global road safety efforts that aspire to achieving innovative road safety policies in line with the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, declared by the United Nations General Assembly in March 2010.

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2012. Vol. 19, no 2, 171-179 p.
Keyword [en]
Vision Zero, road safety, public policy, Sweden, decade of action for road safety
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176446DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2011.635213ISI: 000304481300012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-176446DiVA: diva2:535691
Available from: 2012-06-20 Created: 2012-06-19 Last updated: 2012-06-20Bibliographically approved

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