Flashcards in RP01 Road Policing Intro Deck (9)
Why road safety is a priority
Reduce deaths on the road. 377 people killed 2018
What is Vision zero?
Societal commitment to work towards zero harm on road.
How we can achieve no deaths and serious injuries on our roads
Applying zero vision system cannot prevent every crash but they can and should keep people alive when crashes happen.
Where do police fit into all of this?
Enforcement of traffic laws including alcohol, speed regulations, promoting good driving practices; and road safety education
4 risk behaviours RIDS
Restraints, impairment, distractions and speed
What is Restraints according to this topic?
Wear seat belt to maximise crash survival probability. In 2018 there were 37696 restraint notices
Prevent alcohol, drugs and fatigue driving entirely.
What is Distractions?
Get drivers to expect the unexpected. Get off phones etc