The Global Plan is a promotional program administered by the National Safety Council (NSC) in the context of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. This program is basically developed by the World Health Organization. Primarily, the Decade aims to prevent car crashes and other road traffic injuries and fatalities that experts project would kill 1.9 million individuals every year by 2020. This came after motor vehicle accidents ranked ninth in the list of top causes of global death.
Meantime, The Global Plan provides a general scheme for activities. Its principal categories or “pillars” of activities are as follows:
- Improving the safety of road infrastructure and broader transport networks.
- Building road safety management capacity.
- Enhancing the behavior of road users.
- Further developing the safety of vehicles.
- Improving post-crash care.
The NSC is a government branch that upholds the safety and security of not just the people on the road but also those inside their homes and offices. Taking into account the road safety, the NSC does not only support drivers in terms of educating them when it comes to proper driving, but also in monitoring crash trends.
In 2009, the NSC ordered a nationwide ban on all cell phone use while driving. It came after the agency’s researchers and statisticians found out that it is one of the foremost reasons why accidents occur.
On the other hand, still according to NSC, the subsequent accounts are the responsibilities expected of drivers:
- Maintaining focus on the road.
- Wearing seat belt.
- Driving defensively.
- Driving in a moderate speed.
Many car crash incidents can be attributed to negligence of drivers. Still, the best way to avoid being involved in vehicular accidents is by following road safety guidelines and taking extra precautions.