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ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENT IN PORTUGAL. TOPICS MAIN RESULTS ON ROAD SAFETY MAIN ACTIONS NEXT STEPS PORTUGAL IN BRIEF.

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1 ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENT IN PORTUGAL

2 TOPICS MAIN RESULTS ON ROAD SAFETY MAIN ACTIONS NEXT STEPS PORTUGAL IN BRIEF

3 AREA: km2 (Islands: km2) POPULATION: 10.5 Millions (Islands: 485 Thousand) NATIONAL NETWORK: km NACIONAL NETWORK/1000 INHAB: 1.6 NACIONAL NETWORK/KM2: 0.19 MUNICIPALITIES NETWORK: Km PT in brief

4 TOTAL LENGHT – 2800 km (≈ 17% NRN) The Trans-European Road Network (TERN) in Portugal ≈ 95 % of the Main Network (PI) is part of TERN

5 ROAD SAFETY MAIN RESULTS

6 European Union Road casualties / per million inhabitants.

7 Malta Holanda Suécia Reino Unido Dinamarca Alemanha Finlândia França Luxemburgo Áustria Espanha Média (UE25) Irlanda PORTUGAL Itália Eslováquia Bélgica Republica Checa Chipre 128 Eslovénia 130 Hungria 137 Polónia 150 Grécia 152 Estónia 177 Latvia 223 Lituana % +60 % +30 % +6 % : fatalities per million inhabitants (UE25)

8 Reduction on road fatalities Vs traffic increase Ano Circulação - Milhão de veículo×km N.º de Vítimas Mortias Ano N.º de Vítimas Mortias Traffic increase Fatalities 1985 –2005: traffic has been increased 4 timesnumber of fatalities has been reduced to 50%

9 Infrastructure Vehicles Human Behaviour What changed in the last decade?

10 Old road New Road Infrastructure

11 Infraestructure New Road Old road

12 EN212 EN2 Old road Infraestructure

13 New road Infrastructure

14 In urban areas – Traffic calming Infrastructure

15 Vehicles

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17 Human Behaviour

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19 MAIN ACTIONS

20 INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATIONAL ROAD PLAN - PRN2000 VEHICLES INFRASTRUCTURE HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

21 IP and IC National Network To build – 2500 km (≈ 40%) IP IC Built – 3600 km (≈ 60%) IP IC

22 km motorways were built in the last six years National Network – motorway network Lenght 880 KmLenght 2700 Km 2007

23 INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATIONAL ROAD PLAN - PRN2000 IMPROVEMENT OF THE EXISTING ROADS MANAGEMENT OF HIGH RISK ROAD SECTIONS – black spots Between 1998 and 2006, the number of BS had been reduced  80% Between 1998 and 2006, the number of fatalities in BS had been reduced  90% VEHICLES INFRASTRUCTURE HUMAN BEHAVIOUR 182

24 INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATIONAL ROAD PLAN - PRN2000 TRAFIC CALMING IN URBAN AREAS ROAD SAFETY AUDIT AND ROAD SAFETY INSPECTION FORGIVING ROADSIDE SAFETY IN ROADWORKS ZONE INTELLIGENT TRAFIC SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT OF EXISTING ROADS MANAGEMENT OF HIGH RISK SITES – black spots VEHICLES INFRASTRUCTURE HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

25 More severe sanctions in the absence of mandatory inspections New regulatory system for technical inspections: periodical, extraordinary inspections, post accident and on the road Seat belts are now mandatory in heavyweight vehicles Tax incentives for retirement of old vehicles VEHICLES INFRASTRUCTURE HUMAN BEHAVIOUR VEHICLES Legal measures :

26 VEHICLES INFRASTRUCTURE HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Testing time for new drivers has been increased from 2 to 3 years Overspeeding sanctions are more severe and are different in urban and non urban roads Driving license examinations have been changed New regulations for children group transport Fines must be paid immediately – on-the-spot payment Waiting period before “cleaning the slate” has increased from 3 to 5 years Traffic Law : Awareness campaigns– Television; Radio; press Distribution of road safety booklets to students in primary and secondary schools

27 Enforcement SPEEDING DRINKING AND DRIVING SEATBELTS CHILD RESTRAINING SYSTEMS OTHER Enforcement VEHICLES INFRASTRUCTURE HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

28 Victims aid programs On the Road – Protecção Civil e INEM Health care system – hospitals, health centers Assisting the victims INFRASTRUCTURE VEHICLES HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

29 Social Pressure INFRASTRUCTURE VEHICLES HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Social pressure Increased media concern over road safety Private and public organisations promote training in defensive driving techniques Associations demanding an improved road safety

30 Target: 50% reduction in the number of fatalities and severe injuries till 2009 NATIONAL PLAN FOR ROAD ACCIDENT PREVENTION (2000 – 2009)

31 National Road Safety Plan (NRSP) Evolution: fatalities Between 2000 and 2006 the number of fatalities had been reduced  51% PNPR (2003) TARGET 2009

32 Evolution: severe injuries Between 2000 and 2006 the number of serious injuries had been reduced  54% National Road Safety Plan (NRSP) PNPR (2003) TARGET 2009

33 ESTRATÉGIA NACIONAL DE SEGURANÇA RODOVIÁRIA (ENSR) NEXT STEPS

34 TRAFFIC EDUCATION AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS SPEED ENFORCEMENT IN VEHICLE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT OF HIGH RISK SITES TRAFFIC LEGISLATION ROAD SAFETY INSPECTION ROAD SAFETY AUDIT Integrated Components of Road Safety INFRASTRUCTURE VEHICLES HUMAN BEHAVIOR

35 ESTRATÉGIA NACIONAL DE SEGURANÇA RODOVIÁRIA Vehicle inspection Auto insurance Lorries equipped with seatbelts Traffic law Drivers license tests Awareness campaigns Safety education Enforcement: Speeding Drinking & driving Seatbelts Black Spot Management Road Safety Audits Road Safety Impact Assessment

36 A NATIONAL CHALLENGE TO PLACE PORTUGAL IN THE TOP TEN LOWER ROAD ACCIDENT RATES OF EU MEMBER COUNTRIES ESTRATÉGIA NACIONAL DE SEGURANÇA RODOVIÁRIA

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