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ANSI Seeks Comments on Traffic Safety

Published: Monday, October 8, 2007 - 22:00

(ANSI: New York) -- The Swedish Standards Institute has submitted a proposal to the International Organization for Standardization for a new international management systems standard on the subject of road traffic safety.

According to a World Health Organization report, road traffic is the cause of more than 50 million worldwide injuries each year. Unless there is a commitment to address this major public health challenge, projections indicate that the next twenty years will see a 65-percent increase in road traffic injuries.

The new work item would outline the principles of road traffic safety, as well as requirements and guidelines for the implementation of a road traffic safety management system. The standard would be applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, location, or product type.

Specifically, the document would seek to:

  • Establish the requirements for a road traffic safety management system,
  • Provide guidance for organizations to be effective and systematic as they implement their road traffic safety objectives,
  • Introduce the concept of traffic safety performance indicators, enabling an understanding of the process that leads to injuries and facilitating the definition of goals and objectives
  • Address the needs of all stakeholders, including infrastructure experts, authorities, consumers, transportation service providers, governments, and vehicle manufacturers, among others.

As the official U.S. member of ISO, the American National Standards Institute is seeking comments on the SIS proposal from all affected U.S. stakeholders. All input will be used to develop a recommended position with possible comments that will be presented to the ANSI ISO Council for approval.

For more information, visit http://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story.aspx?menuid=7&articleid=1610.


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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, serving the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).