To reduce the number of road casualties and collisions by adopting the safe system approach, in that the system should be forgiving and any crashes should not result in death or serious injury.
Creating a safe system depends heavily on understanding and implementing these guiding principles:
Having selected an appropriate remedial measure or package of measures the next stage is the detailed design and implementation of those proposals. A Safety Scheme may involve something simple like adding a new sign or road marking, or more complex remedial measures such as changing the layout or geometry of the road. Works can be implemented at single sites, such as a junction improvement scheme, along routes such as a revised speed limit or over an area such as a traffic calming scheme in a residential area.