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1 n° 1 Brussels, 27 May 2003 European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport Inland Transport Improved data collection across Europe for a better targeted EU policy Jean-Paul REPUSSARD, DG TREN designated driver campaigns in Europe, Brussels, 27 May 2003

2 n° 2 Brussels, 27 May 2003 White Paper on Common Transport Policy The EU road safety target: The European Union must, over the next 10 years, pursue the ambitious goal of reducing the number of deaths on the road by half. White paper on European transport policy for 2010: time to decide (12 September 2001)

3 n° 3 Brussels, 27 May 2003 Over 30 years, globally: 50% less fatalities - while road traffic tripled

4 n° 4 Brussels, 27 May 2003 Road safety: to-days EUR-15 figures l Over 40,000 persons killed & 1.7 million injured / year l 160 billion / year cost to Society

5 n° 5 Brussels, 27 May 2003 Scheme for a road safety policy RULES, then... enforcement (controls, sanctions, campaigns, etc.) how efficient ? (evaluation & monitoring of progress based on suitable road safety performance indicators) end results (road accident data) a need for new rules and/or improved enforcement ?

6 n° 6 Brussels, 27 May 2003 road safety performance indicators example: drink-driving in red: problems for an EU-wide comparison

7 n° 7 Brussels, 27 May 2003 DANMARK number of fatal accidents involving a drunk driver Sources: figures collected by Statistics Denmark from police reporting.

8 n° 8 Brussels, 27 May 2003 ÖSTERREICH number of drunk drivers involved in fatal accidents

9 n° 9 Brussels, 27 May 2003 DEUTSCHLAND number of fatalities in alcohol-related accidents Sources: official statistic of road traffic accidents Special analysis (unpublished)

10 n° 10 Brussels, 27 May 2003 road accident data example: young adults (18-25) fatalities in road accidents in France and in the United Kingdom... lHow many ? lWhen ? (day & hour of the day)

11 n° 11 Brussels, 27 May 2003 HOW MANY ? young adults (18-25) fatalities / population in the age group (mn) France 321 United Kingdom120

12 n° 12 Brussels, 27 May 2003 WHEN ? young adults (18-25) fatalities / population in the age group (mn) F UK

13 n° 13 Brussels, 27 May 2003 Our needs for the future l improve & develop CARE -the EU road accident data base (EUR 25 - risk exposure date - web site - etc.) l develop EU-wide road safety performance indicators l collect & process data on road accident causation (mechanics / human behaviour / infrastructure) l collect & process data on road accident consequences (hospital reports) l develop a framework for independent in-depth investigation of accidents

14 n° 14 Brussels, 27 May 2003 shall we convince the politicians of the XXI st century ? l XIX th century: There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics (Benjamin Disraeli, ) l XX th century: Never believe any statistic as long as you didn't forge it yourself (Winston Churchill, )

15 n° 15 Brussels, 27 May 2003 the European Commission Transport web site: CARE the EU road accident data base:


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