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1 ROAD SAFETY: Towards a European Road Safety Area: Policy orientations on road safety

2 TWO MAIN POLICY PAPERS WHITE PAPER 2011: Towards a zero-vision on road safety POLICY ORIENTATIONS ON ROAD SAFETY

3 Fatalities evolution EU27 fatalities / year --- EU27 target for 2010 (-50%) %

4 Contrasted progress by Country -70% -60% -50% -40% -30% -20% -10% 0% LV EE LT ES SE LU SK FR SI PT IE DE UK NL BE IT EU AT DK HU CZ CY FI EL PL BG MT RO Source: CARE (EU road accidents database) EU

5 Quantitative target: - 50% reduction of number of road fatalities by 2020, starting from Pillars A common European road safety area An integrated approach with other policies (health, environment, employment, etc.) Shared responsibility (EU, national, local ) 7 Strategic Objectives: 1. Education and training 2. Compliance with road traffic rules 2. Safer road infrastructure 3. Safer vehicles 4. Intelligent Systems (ITS) 6. Emergency and postinjuries services 6. Vulnerable road users

6 The -50% objective A political & global commitment - 43% achieved ( )

7 3 Pillars: A common European road safety area An integrated approach with other policies (health, environment, employment, etc.) Shared responsibility (EU, national, local )

8 7 strategic objectives: 1. Improve education and training of road users 2. Increase compliance with road traffic rules 3. Safer road infrastructure 4. Safer vehicles 5. Promote the use of modern technology to improve road safety 6. Improve emergency and post-care services 7. Improve safety of vulnerable road users.

9 Objective n 1. Improve education and training of road users A holistic approach on long-life education and training of road users addressing: Education and pre-test learning Improvement of the driving licence regime Post-licence training

10 Objective n 2. Increase compliance with road traffic rules Enforcement is a key factor to reduce road casualties: Cross-border enforcement of road traffic offences Vehicle technology should address inter alia: Speed: e.g., speed limiters on board LGVs Alcohol: e.g. alcolocks Member States to establish national plans including enforcement objectives

11 Objective n 3: Safer road infrastructure Road infrastructure should play an active role in enhancing the EU road transport system s safety performance: EU funds only granted to safe infrastructures Extension of the safe management principles to the secondary roads of Member States

12 Objective n 4: Safer vehicles Continue to make progress in active and passive safety systems Ensure long-life safety of vehicle (periodical and roadside inspections)

13 Objective n 5: Promote the use of modern technology to increase road safety Development, assessment and deployment of Intelligent Systems (ref. EU ITS Action Plan and ITS Directive) Evaluate the feasibility of retrofitting vehicles with ADAS Accelerate the deployment of ecall and extend it to other vehicles

14 Objective n 6: Improve emergency and post-injuries services Setting-up of a global strategy of action on road injuries including: Harmonization of definitions and concepts Setting-up an EU target for the reduction of injuries Enhance post-crash intervention organization

15 Objective n 7: Improve safety of vulnerable road users Priority to the development of a strategy to improve the safety of motorcyclists Improvesafetyof othervulnerableroad users, particularly in urban areas

16 How to reach the objectives? Improved cooperation Cooperation framework, twinnings, exchange of best practices Improved participation Information and awareness campaigns, improvement of the European Road Safety Charter Improved monitoring Enhance CARE accidents database, extend the tasks of ERSO (European Road safety Observatory), common principles for road accidents investigation Improved enforcement Priority given to the control of the implementation and correct application of EU legislation on road safety

17 Institutional follow-up to the policy orientations on road safety COUNCIL: conclusions of 2 December 2010 Supports the principles and objectives of the policy orientations Endorses the target of 50% reduction of fatalities EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Resolution of 27 September requests and recommendations addressed to COM, Member States and stakeholders Supports the policy orientations with requests for additional actions

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