The member countries of the ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport), despite differences in approach and methods, have provided stimulus to research leading to the formulation of a number of specific measures that have been jointly defined and progressively implemented. ECMT road safety resolutions have gradually come to focus on specific measures that have proved particularly effective. A chart shows that 1973 was the year in which the trend in road accidents was reversed for the first time. In 1973, the trend in numbers killed and injured dropped away to begin a downward trend that has since continued. A significant contribution to this reversal was the work done at international level within the ECMT. The work carried out since 1973 has related in some instances to matters of immediate concern such as the wearing of safety belts, the introduction of speed limits, drinking and driving, driver training, etc. Other work has focused on vulnerable groups such as children, teenagers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. The work has primarily been of a regulatory nature. This publication reviews the work done and provides access to source material for the specialists at national and international levels. This publication presents the effective resolutions and measures adopted in 1973-1986 which relate, in general, to seat belts, harmonization of speed limits, children and teenagers, road safety at night, safety of users of 2-wheeled vehicles, drinking and road accidents, monitoring compliance with traffic laws, emergency assistance, school transport safety, and young drivers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • French title of publication: Principales actions de la CEMT dans le domaine de la securite routiere.
  • Corporate Authors:

    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    2 rue Andre Pascal
    F-75775 Paris Cedex 16,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1986

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 443 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1986 12:00AM