Defining a Common Set of Indicators to Monitor Road Accidents in the European Union

This article reports on current efforts to define a common set of indicators that can be used to monitor road accidents in the European Union (EU). Currently, road accidents are mostly monitored through mortality and injury rates. The project is part of the ECOEHIS (Development of Environment and Health Indicators for European Union Countries). A group of experts (WG), identified 14 indicators after a review of the information collected at the EU level, each of them representing a specific aspect of the DPSEEA (Driving, Pressure, State, Exposure, Effect, Action) model applied and adapted to the road accidents. The indicators were scored and analyzed to determine if they were compatible with EU legislation and then tested in the feasibility study. Eleven of the 14 indicators found to be relevant and compatible with the criteria of selection were then included in the feasibility study. Of these 14, mortality, injury, road accident rate, age of vehicle fleet, and distance traveled are the indicators recommended for immediate implementation. The authors conclude that this core set of indicators will allow EU Member States to carry out effective internal/external comparisons over time.

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    • Farchi, Sara
    • Molino, Nunzio
    • Rossi, Paolo Giorgi
    • Borgia, Piero
    • Krzyzanowski, Michael
    • Dalbokova, Dafina
    • Kim, Rokho
  • Publication Date: 2006-7-11


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  • Accession Number: 01052123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2007 11:44AM