Road danger reduction
RoadPeace was founded in 1992 on the principle of road danger reduction which places a greater duty of care on those that pose the greater threat, and argues for danger to be controlled at source through reducing the speed, volume and dominance of motorised traffic.
Road Danger Reduction differs from traditional road safety by adopting a wider approach that considers not only the quantity of death and injury by crashes but also the other negative consequences of inappropriate and excessive motor vehicle use such as fear and intimidation, environmental impact and public health issues.
RoadPeace represents the voice of the victim, calling for change, and ensuring that lessons are learned. We have been campaigning on reducing lorry danger since we began. We sees this as an iconic problem that highlights the inequity in our transport and justice system. That the largest, heaviest and most unwieldy motor vehicles are allowed to operate on crowded urban streets is bad enough; but it is neither safe nor fair that they are allowed to do so when much of the damage they inflict could be avoided with a simple and low-cost technical remedy.
More information about road danger reduction can be found at the Road Danger Reduction Forum.