The world population is increasing every single second. Migration to other cities is getting higher where people want to have improved living standards. Also, more populated cities mean more traffic on the roads which leads to the risk of a higher number of accidents. ISO 39001 is generally for improving the road traffic safety management system.
ISO 39001 sets out the minimum requirements for a Road Traffic Safety Management System. Governments, road authorities, safety groups and private companies were keen to develop such a standard due to the rising number of people killed or injured on the road each year.
It is evident from the figures that road accidents are killing more people than most deadly diseases. Furthermore, there are international rules and regulations in place to educate people on road safety and minimize accidents.