Most Effective Short-, Medium- and Long-Term Measures to Improve Safety on European Roads

Les mesures les plus efficaces pour améliorer la sécurité routière sur les routes en Europe à court, à moyen et à long terme

Being aware that Road Safety is one of the most important issues in European transport today, CEDR, the Conference of European Directors of Roads, has agreed with the European Commission in October 2005 to develop a report on the most effective road safety measures to improve safety on European roads. The results of this report draw a clear picture of where CEDR’s strengths lie and which fields lend themselves to a close collaboration with the European Commission. As there is a wish to jointly halve the number of deaths on European Roads in the sense of the “shared responsibility,” the whole community should look at the best performers helping those CEDR Member States which are not yet performing so well to improve. Some of CEDR’s countries, more recently joining the European Community, and with significant progress to make by 2010, may benefit from additional support and – if available – funding, so that they can achieve quick wins. The results of a survey have shown that European Road Directors consider the following measures to be the most important: Measures to be implemented at a national level - Awareness Campaigns (seatbelt, alcohol, fatigue, etc.), Management of High Risk Sites, Speed Enforcement, Traffic Calming/Speed Management, and Road Safety Audit. Measures to be implemented at a European level: Awareness Campaigns (seatbelt, alcohol, fatigue, etc.), Traffic Calming/Speed Management, Institutional Pre-requisites (legislation, research, etc), Road Safety Audit, and Management of High Risk Sites.

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    • Abstract used with permission of the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Austrian Road Safety Board


    Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology

    ,   Austria 

    Conference of European Directors of Roads

    La Grande Arche
    Paris,   France  92055
  • Authors:
    • Eder, Stefan
    • Nigsch, Martin
    • Höglinger, Stefan
    • Fessl, Thomas
    • Breyer, Günter
    • Eichinger, Eva-Maria
    • Weiss, Veronika
  • Publication Date: 2006-6-14


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 87p

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  • Accession Number: 01536614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2006/01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2014 9:09PM