Policy Instruments for Managing European Union Road Safety Targets: Carrots, Sticks, or Sermons? An Analysis and Suggestions for the United States

This report investigates the European Union policy on road safety targets and its strategies to achieve these targets. The purpose of the report is to provide the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials with ideas to consider for use in the United States. The European Union uses three types of policy instruments to achieve road safety targets: regulation, economic instruments, and information. Important elements of the European Union approach are using a variety of policy instruments, building a broad network of road safety-related organizations, stimulating member states to take actions on their own, and steering on effect rather than implementation.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01526348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PL-12-024
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-99-C-005
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2014 3:09PM