An Ethics Based Approach
Safe System is an ethics based approach. Under Safe System, death and/or serious injury are not natural consequences of roadway systems – they are the result of people’s mistakes and vulnerability. The approach therefore aims to eliminate serious injury and death as a result of these mistakes. When one part of the system fails, Safe System strengthens other parts such that no human will be harmed. Using these principles, ISL recommended physical measures to maintain speeds below 30 km/h at the crosswalk. At these speeds evidence shows death and/or injury are far less likely if a pedestrian or a driver makes a mistake that causes a crash.