Our Traffic Safety Mission:
The creation of effective communication mechanisms will be accomplished in compliance with the traffic safety objectives of roles, responsibilities, and authorities based on cooperation and coordination, and the aims, objectives, and vision put forth, determined in this Strategy Paper and Action Plans, and by putting into practice as part of the Safe System Approach.
Maintaining the effective, consistent, and intensive efforts shown in the previous period by the Coordination Board Member Ministries, Institutions, and Organizations established with the Notice No. 2012/16 and functioning within the scope of the 2011-2020 Road Traffic Safety Strategy and Action Plan is of crucial importance to attain success.
To realize the ultimate objectives of 2030 and 2050 by way of the continuation of 2011-2020 Road Traffic Safety Strategy Paper with the decision made in the 5th meeting held with the participation of a total of 53 representatives from 23 member institutions of Road Traffic Safety Strategy Coordination Board on 3 March 2020, the “2021- 2030 Road Traffic Safety Strategy Paper and 2021-2023” Road Traffic Safety Action Plan was decided to be prepared using the sub-working groups consisting of the representatives of institutions and organizations being a member of Coordination Board, and following the completion of necessary processes, to be put into practice as of 2021.
In this sense, all stakeholder Ministries, Institutions, and Organizations responsible must fulfil these responsibilities without delay in line with the principle that “The road safety improvement responsibility should be shared amongst all stakeholders, and the responsibility to improve road safety shouldn’t be up to only one institution.” being amongst fundamental principles of Safe System Approach for achieving the aims and objectives.
The principles of the new traffic safety approach were presented in the “World Report on the Prevention of Injuries Due To Traffic Accidents” 40 published by the World Health Organization in 2004 and being valid at present are as follows:
In line with the principle that “The road safety improvement responsibility should be shared amongst all stakeholders, and the responsibility to improve road safety shouldn’t be up to only one institution.” being amongst fundamental principles of Safe System Approach, it is of great importance that all Ministries, Institutions, and Organizations having responsibility in the;
elements fulfil their responsibilities without delay under the basic 4 Esrule in traffic safety.
The desperate situation coming in view in cases where the road traffic safety cannot be fully ensured involves all loss of lives, injuries, economic and social costs, and direct and indirect effects as a result of traffic accidents. In this context, within the Global Highway Safety Ministerial Conference Meetings with high-level participation, organized by the United Nations and World Health Organization:
It was decided to reduce the loss of lives resulting from road traffic accidents by 50% in the decennial period between 2011-2020 with the decision made in the 1st Global Road Traffic Safety Ministerial Conference held in Moscow in 2015, and to evaluate the general efforts of countries in the period between 2010-2015 and revise the objective determined as 2020 as 2030 with the decision made in the 2nd Global Road Traffic Safety Ministerial Conference held in Brazil in 2015.
Reducing the loss of lives resulting from traffic accidents by 50% by 2030, and the countries to determine their own strategies with the “ZERO ACCIDENT” objective by 2050 was recommended in the 3rd Global Road Traffic Safety Ministerial Conference organized in Stockholm on 19-20 February 2020.
In the 3rd Road Traffic Safety High Commission congregated in the Prime Ministerial period of our Estimable President, the long-term objectives of the institutions whose responsibilities were determined in the Road Traffic Law No. 2918 on traffic safety in Turkey between 2011-2020. As such, the “Road Traffic Safety Strategy Coordination Board” was formed for the tasks to be performed under the responsibility of institutions to be executed more effectively.
It was organized with the participation of a total of 53 representatives from 23 member institutions on 13 March 2013, 22 July 2014, 15 July 2016, 14 March 2019, and lastly 3 March 2020 as of 2012.
In this meeting, the decision was made on the preparation of the “2021-2030 Road Traffic Safety Strategy Paper and 2021-2023 Road Traffic Safety Action Plan using the sub-working groups consisting of representatives from the institutions and organizations being members of Coordination Board, the discussion of it in the Coordination Board meeting determined to be reaggregated within 2020, and its publication following the regulatory approval within the frame of the decisions made in the 2015 and 2020 United Nations meetings partaking of follow-up of the 2011-2020 Road Traffic Safety Strategy Paper and Action Plan.
Referring to this decision, the “2021-2030 Road Traffic Safety Strategy Paper and 2021-2023 Road Traffic Safety Action Plan” coordination meeting was organized under the coordination of TNP Traffic Presidency on 11.03.2020.
Ministries, Institutions, and Organizations stakeholders of Road Traffic Safety being the members of the Road Traffic Safety Coordination Board are:
As part of the preparation of the Strategy Paper and Action Plan, a coordinated effort was made by receiving the contributions and opinions of more than one unit, and maximum contribution was received from all institutions and organizations. The efforts on the preparation of the 2021-2030 Road Traffic Safety Strategy Paper was made without delay even in the pandemic process, which took hold of the entire world and was managed in an exemplary way for the entire world as a result of the cooperation of the Turkish government and nation, and the diligent efforts of all ministries, institutions, and organizations, and especially the law enforcement officers and the health care authorities. Within this scope;
In the management of the process, the core team organized in the Turkish National Police Traffic Presidency has concurrently;
Thus, it is capital importance to carry out intensive works towards the 2030 and 2050 objectives in coordination by all stakeholder ministries, institutions, and organizations, by discussing the direct and indirect results of traffic accidents resulting from traffic safety violations through actions aimed at traffic safety.
5.According to the calendar agreed in the Coordination Board meeting, and in terms of ensuring traffic safety as part of the “Safe System Approach”, actions for all stakeholder institutions to put into practice the Strategy Paper and Action Plan and the monitoring of its outcomes will be taken as of 2021.