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1 | 1 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Road Safety: the European Union policy Maria Cristina Marolda European Commission Directorate General Energy & Transport Road Safety Unit Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety Brussels, 7 May 2009

2 | 2 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 White Paper on Transport (2001) European Road Safety Action Programme ( ) Halving the number of victims by 2010 A shared responsibility An integrated approach The EU road safety policy

3 | 3 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 The 50% objective. A political & global commitment. Individual responsibility of Member States. Each Member State should strive to perform at least as well as the best-performing ones

4 | 4 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 A shared responsibility Action by ALL stakeholders is needed. Public Authorities: EU + Central Governments + Local Authorities…. Private Companies: Car industry + Transport companies + Road operators. Users: everybody ! The EU acts wherever it provides an added value

5 | 5 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 An integrated approach Vehicle safety Passive and active safety Technical inspection Road Infrastructure safety User behaviour Enforcement Driving licences Education Campaigns Vehicle Driver Infrastructure

6 | 6 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 The EU instruments. Road accident data and information. Financial support to research and studies. Best practice guidelines. Legislation (only when necessary)

7 | 7 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Extension of the shared responsibility concept to civil society Over 1200 signatories so far Signatories commit themselves to concrete and measurable actions Commission creates awareness and makes commitments public Logo Awards Presentations Reports and newsletters The European Road Safety Charter

8 | 8 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 European Road Safety Days 2 nd European Road Safety Day: Paris, 13 Oct Focus on safety in urban transport Coordination with the 1 st global road safety week (UN) Focus on Young drivers 1 st Brussels 3 rd European Road Safety Day: … 2010

9 | 9 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th European Night without Accident Helmet wearing Some EU-wide Road Safety Campaigns (Red Cross) Level Crossings

10 | 10 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Detailed data on crashes, fatalities and casualties Monitoring the progress of casualty reduction actions Identifying overall efficiency of safety countermeasures Setting up Policy Priorities Reference data

11 | 11 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Vehicle Safety Effectiveness of existing regulations Technical development Assessment of non- regulatory activities (e.g. Euro-NCAP) Support for Industry – new products and technologies New needs in regulation © EuroNCAP Setting up Policy Priorities

12 | 12 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Infrastructure Safety Highway design requirements System interactions (e.g. vehicle/barrier) Extension of requirements to secondary roads (subsidiarity) Setting up Policy Priorities

13 | 13 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Road Users Behaviour New priorities in accident prevention Understanding driver decision making (naturalistic driving) Effectiveness of enforcement measures Setting up Policy Priorities

14 | 14 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) | 14 Use of information and communication technologies in transport, e.g. phones, satellites, computer, sensors. reduction of congestion by 5-15%. 5-15% less fatalities and 5-10% less injuries electronic stability control (ESC), lane keeping support, speed alert, emergency call (eCall). possible savings of 10-20% CO2 emissions

15 | 15 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 ITS for Road Safety and Security | 15 1.Promotion of in-vehicle safety systems 2.Introduction of Europe-wide eCall 3.Regulatory framework on safe human-machine interactions including nomadic devices 4.Best-practice guidelines: impact of ITS on vulnerable road users 5.Best-practice guidelines: secure parking places for trucks

16 | 16 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Challenges to be addresses in the next Road Safety Action Programme | 16. Demographic change. Young drivers. Vulnerable users. Systemic approach (3 components). Response to technological development (including ITS)

17 | 17 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 The next EU Road Safety Action Programme | 17 Consultation open to all stakeholders: (June-October 2009) YOU identify needs and priorities EC translates them into a political action plan

18 | 18 MCM - Bruxelles, May 7th 2009 Thank you for your attention!


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