Advancing road safety management: the new standard - ISO 39001

The world is facing great challenges when it comes to prevention of road traffic injuries. According to the Global Status Report on road safety, road traffic injury was the ninth leading cause of death in 2004, and it has been estimated that, if current trends continue, road traffic injuries will become the fifth cause of death by 2030 (WHO, 2009). Globally, road traffic injuries are without any doubt a major public health problem.