How the Hungarian government policy reduced road fatalities to receive the coveted pin award

Le tres convoite prix pin recompense les resultats des autorites Hongroises contre la mortalite routiere

In 2012 Hungary received the road safety Performance Index (PIN) award from the European Transport safety Council (ETSC) for its significant reduction in the number of road fatalities. Hungary became a part of an illustrious group, including France (2007), Portugal (2008), Spain and Latvia (2009), Estonia and Ireland (2010), and Sweden and Lithuania (2011), after achieving a 40% reduction in road fatalities between 2001 and 2010, as well as a further 14% reduction in 2011, as compared to 2010. It was noted by the board of judges that Hungary committed to the European road safety objective after it had joined the European Union in 2004. Hungary's national objective of reducing the number of road fatalities by 30% from 2001-2010 was achieved by 2009, and within ten years, the number of road fatalities was almost halved.

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  • Authors:
    • Schvab, Zoltan
    • Temesi, Kinga Tothne
    • Borsos, Attila
  • Publication Date: 2013


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Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Fatalities; Highway safety; Policy
  • Geographic Terms: Hungary
  • Subject Areas: Highways; Policy; Safety and Human Factors; I10: Economics and Administration; I80: Accident Studies;

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  • Accession Number: 01493641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 11 2013 12:54PM