Advanced is a study of post-licence driver and rider training co-financed by the European Commission. It describes and analyses voluntary, post-licence training and makes a series of recommendations on how to improve such training. It emphasises the importance of avoiding overconfidence amongst trainees and indicates how training can be more effective and balanced.
Alcolock implementation in the European Union; an in-depth qualitative field trial. The general objective of the project is to contribute to a reduction of the number of victims on European roads by preparing and facilitating legal implementation of alcolocks in the European Union through research on the psychological, sociological, behavioural and practical impact on drivers whose vehicles are equipped with an alcolock.
Driver rehabilitation courses for the reintegration of traffic violators are a growing market in many EU-states. It was the objective of the “Andrea”-project (Analysis of Driver Rehabilitation Programmes) to analyse which elements of these courses are more or less effective.
World-wide, vehicle safety experts agree that significant further reductions in fatalities and injury numbers could be achieved by deploying appropriate passive (or crash) safety strategies. The FP6 APROSYS Integrated Project (IP) answers to this call by development and introduction of critical technologies that improve passive safety for all European road users for priority accident types and levels of crash severity.
APSN - Advanced Passive Safety Network
The aim of APSN is to mobilise the European scientific & business expertise in Vehicle Passive Safety to accelerate improvements in road safety in order to reduce the annual road victims for the European Union. APSN joint technical and scientific objective is to enhance the level of road safety at affordable costs for the individual user as well as for the European society.
"ARROWS" means: Advanced Research on Road Work Zone Safety Standards in Europe. A Transport RTD Project financially supported by the European Commission / DG II under the 4th Framework Programme.
Assessing The European Road SafetY Problem - an eXploitation study of the CARE Database.Exploitation study of the CARE database in 2000 by independent road safety institutions in the Member States. Assessment of the current value of CARE to the research community and to identify future directions of development.
Campaigns and Awareness-raising Strategies in Traffic Safety
CAST is a Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) set up with the support of the European Commission, to meet the Commission’s needs for enhancing traffic safety by means of effective road safety campaigns. CAST aims at developing an evaluation tool and a design tool for road safety mass media campaigns.
The main goal of CHILD is to improve the child safety in road accidents. CHILD aims to increase the knowledge in areas specifically regarding children, and uses the information in applications of child restraint systems design, testing and regulation.
Conspicuity of Heavy Goods Vehicles
Study aimed at outlining the situation in the individual EU Member States as well as in 10 further states, at performing a literature analysis of already existing research results, at investigating into the effects of an obligatory introduction of UN/ECE-R 104 on “retro-reflective marking for heavy and long vehicles and their trailers“ on accidents, at implementing a cost-benefit analysis and at giving an overview of the manufacturer market.
DaCoTA (Road safety Data Collection, Transfer and Analysis)
The purpose of the European 7th framework project DaCoTA is to make road safety data and knowledge and methods for data collection and processing available to policy makers and other stakeholders in Europe. Methods that have been developed in previous projects are used as much as possible.
DAN - Description and Analysis of post licensing measures for Novice drivers
In the course of the EU-project “DAN“ - Description and analysis of post licensing measures for novice drivers, measures for the reduction of the disproportionately high accident rate of novice drivers were analysed.
The Integrated Project DRUID (Driving under the Influence of Drugs, Alcohol and Medicines) deals with the scourge of drink-driving and is going to find answers to questions concerning the use of drugs or medicines that affect people’s ability to drive safely. The aim is to gain new insights to the real degree of impairment caused by psychoactive drugs and their actual impact on road safety.
Enhanced Coach and Bus Occupant Safety
The ECBOS project aimed to make improvements in current regulations and propose new regulations and standards for the development of safer buses and coaches. The major community added value is the decrease of incidence and severity of occupant injuries and social suffering which occur as a result of bus and coach accidents.
eSafetyAware! seeks to accelerate the market introduction of such life-saving technologies by organising information campaigns and dedicated events aimed at creating awareness of eSafety benefits among policy-makers and end-users.
European Truck Accident Causation
The aim of the study was to identify the main causes of accidents involving trucks. This information can be used to give guidance to policy and decision makers for future action which can contribute to the improvement of road safety.
This campaign is based on the principle of the designated driver concept: the designated driver is the person who does not drink when he has to drive and who drives the rest of the party home safely. The general objective of this project is to insist on the fact that drinking and driving do not mix, to make people aware of the dangers of alcohol behind the wheel and to make drink driving socially unacceptable.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
The Europe-wide Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2012-13 will promote working together for risk prevention.
European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO)
The European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO) is the gateway into a central resource of European road safety data, knowledge and links. The ERSO-website is one of the final results of SafetyNet, which was an integrated project funded by DG-TREN of the European Commission.
European Roads Assessment Programme
EuroRAP aims to provide independent, consistent safety ratings of roads. Already thousands of road stretches across Europe have been assessed - and the methods used are already being applied in Australia through AusRAP and piloted in the USA through usRAP.
Eurostat’s mission is to provide the European Union with a high-quality statistical information service
European tunnel assessment programme
The results of the tunnels tested are published every year in media all across Europe. Tunnels users are able to access via the internet safety relevant information about individual tunnels in seven different languages.
EVI (Electronic Vehicle Identification)
The aim of this project was to investigate the feasibility of an EU-wide Electronic Vehicle Identification system. It identified and assessed the main technical and non-technical issues facing EU-wide implementation, information that could contribute to future decision-making by the European Commission and the Member States.
Fully optimised road maintenance
FORMAT was a three year 4.5 million Euro research project that started in February 2002.
Assessment of changes in driver behaviour resulting from the introduction of in-vehicle safety devices, visual modifications to the road environment, educational, training and legal measures, and safety campaigns.
Inventory and compiling of a european "good practices" guide on road safety education targeted at young people (children & teenagers)
The guide presents local road safety and First Aid practices that have proven valuable for improving road safety for children by making the way from home to school and back safer, teaching children how to be safe on the roads and how to behave in case of a crash. It is meant to encourage other communities and 0rganisations to replicate these practices in their own context. The guide is structured in such a way that it allows sharing experiences within the European Union and outside.
The aim of HASTE (Human Machine Interface And the Safety of Traffic in Europe) is to develop methodologies and guidelines for the assessment of In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS).
The EU HERMES project focused on creating an easy-to-use training package for driving teachers on the subject of ‘best communication skills especially coaching’ in classroom, in car and on the track. A multi-national team of experienced driving teachers, psychologists, educational and coaching experts have been assembled for this purpose.
The aim of the Network of Excellence HUMANIST is to federate the researches in the domain of user/system interactions and their applications on road telematics and driver assistance systems and to create a European Virtual Centre of Excellence on HUMAN centred design for Information Society Technologies applied to road transport.
The objective of the EC funded HUMOS2 (HUman MOdels for Safety) project was to develop Finite Element (FE) human models representing a large range of the European population and allowing an accurate injury risk prediction for victims involved in road accidents.
Identification of Hazard Location and Ranking of Measures to Improve Safety
The target of the project is the performance of a "project pilot" on two lane rural roads. The project will be able to define methodologies and procedures for the analysis of actual road safety conditions and to arrange maintenance or restoration projects in order to improve safety.
The Injury Database (IDB) is a database on non-fatal home, leisure and sports accidents. It is an internet database set up by DG SANCO under the Injury Prevention Programme in 1999, in order to provide central access to the data collected in the Member States under the EHLASS Programme (European Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System).
Impaired Motorists, Methods of Roadside Testing and Assessment for Licensing
IMMORTAL specifies a research programme concerning the accident risk associated with different forms of driver impairment and the identification of 'tolerance levels' applied to licensing assessment and roadside impairment testing (including drug screening).
Integration of Navigation and Anticollission for Rural Traffic Environment.
The aim of IN-ARTE was to develop an integrated autonomous on-board system to be able to build an extended view of the environment in front of the vehicle, integrating signals from anticollision radar, road recognition CCD sensors and navigation map, in order to guide and warn the driver through an optimum HMI in a series of rural areas related traffic tasks, such as intersection handling, speed selection while negotiations, curves, obstacle detection, etc.
The aim of In-Safety is to develop intelligent, intuitive and cost-efficient combinations of new technologies and traditional infrastructure best practice applications, in order to enhance the forgiving and self-explanatory nature of roads.
Motorcycle accident in depth study
MAIDS is a comprehensive in-depth database for Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) accidents in Europe. The investigation was conducted during 3 years on 921 accidents from 5 countries using a common research methodology.
The MERIT project is the first EU funded project to focus upon the skills and competencies of the intermediary for road safety issues in the case of learner drivers, namely the driving instructor.
Cost-benefit analysis of retro-fitting mirrors and supplementary indirect vision systems to selected categories of existing vehicles.
NPACS (New Programme for the Assessment of Child-restraint Systems) provides independent published guidance to consumers on the relative protection afforded by child restraint systems which can be used in a wide range of road vehicles.
The PENDANT project (Pan-European Coordinated Accident and Injury Databases) provides crash and injury data to support EU vehicle and road safety policy making by offering two European data systems.
The PEPPER project (Police Enforcement Policy and Programmes on European Roads) has the objective to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the police enforcement of road traffic.
The Integrated Project PReVENT is a European automotive industry activity co-funded by the European Commission to contribute to road safety by developing and demonstrating preventive safety applications and technologies.
The objective of the project PREVENT (Develop a training programme to improve work zone safety) was to provide appropriate training to the main actors involved in work zone accidents: the workers and the drivers.
PROLOGUE (Promoting real Life Observations for Gaining Understanding of road user behaviour in Europe - Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission) aims to contribute to reducing the number of road casualties in Europe by further developing and testing the naturalistic observation methodology.
Promotion of mobility and safety of vulnerable road users
The PROMISING project aimed at developing measures that reduce the risk of injury to vulnerable and young road users as much as possible in a non-restrictive way.
Project for research on speed adaptation policies on european roads
The objective of RIPCORD-ISEREST was to develop best practice guidelines based upon the current research results for:
- Road Safety Impact Assessment tools and Accident Prediction Models
- Road Design and Road Environment
- Road Safety Audit
- Road Safety Inspection
- Black Spot Management and Safety Analysis of Road Network.
Roadside infrastructure for safer European roads
RISER specifically addresses the scientific and practical issues involved in analysing the performance of roadside elements in order to present guidelines for their optimal design and maintenance.
Road Safety - European Union DG MOVE
Road Safety is a policy area of the European Union (DG Mobility and Transport)
The website informs about road safety in the European Union.
In September 2003 the European Commission tendered a project to investigate the situation of Road Safety Education (RSE) in all 25 Member States. With this project the European Commission emphasises the need to collect and exchange good practice in order to launch a discussion on RSE Guidelines at the European level.
ROSEBUD (Road Safety and Environmental Benefit-Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Use in Decision-Making) is a thematic network funded by the European Commission to support users at all levels of government (European Union, national, regional, local) with road safety related efficiency assessment solutions for the widest possible range of measures.
Evaluation of roadside oral fluid drug tests for the detection of drivers under the influence of drugs.
The objective of ROSITA (RoadSIdeTesting Assessment) was to identify the requirements for roadside testing equipment, and to make an international comparative assessment of existing equipment or prototypes.
SafeT was a "Safety in Tunnels" Thematic Network on development of European guidelines for upgrading tunnel safety. The European Thematic Network was funded by the European Commission.
SAFESTAR - Safety Standards for Road Design and Redesign
Main output of SAFESTAR are recommendations for design guidelines or possible standards on the basis of road safety considerations. SAFESTAR concentrates on roads that can be part of the TERN network, i.e. primarily motorways, express roads and major interurban roads.
SafetyNet - building a European Road Safety Observatory
This website is one of the final results of SafetyNet, which was an integrated project funded by DG-TREN of the European Commission. The objective of the project was to build the framework of a European Road Safety Observatory, which will be the primary focus for road safety data and knowledge.
Since the completion of the SafetyNet project in October 2008, the ERSO website, with the exception of the section Events and conferences, is no longer updated. The content of the ERSO website is now transferred to the website of the Directorate-General Mobility & Transport.
SARTRE - Social attitudes to road traffic risk in Europe
The SARTRE project was conducted at the beginning of the 90s. Scientist researchers from the main national Road Safety research bodies in Europe, co-operated to explore attitudes and reported behaviour of car drivers in their respective countries, with help of FERSI and support from EEC.
EU-research on the safety level of school transport for children.
Improve road safety in south, east & central Europe
The overall aim is to contribute to a long-lasting improvement of transport safety in the “SEC-Belt”, i. e. the Southern, Eastern and Central European countries. Hence, this project sought to translate a European safety vision into practical measures to improve the safety of transport users within the SEC-Belt Countries.
Harmonisation of in-vehicle speed alert system. The SpeedAlert initiative is mainly the result of the previous work carried in the SpeedAlert committee. The consensus reached among the different public authority and industry actors is that in-vehicle speed information and warning system can significantly contribute to road safety.
The SUNflower+6 project aims to identify differences in the road safety performance of different European countries, by a comparative study of the development of road safety. In the SUNflower project this approach has been applied successfully for the SUN countries (Sweden, United Kingdom and the Netherlands), that have safety records that are among the best in the world. Using the SUNflower-methodology, the study is continued and extended with three Southern European countries or regions (Greece, Portugal and Catalonia) and three Central European countries (Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia).
The SUPREME project (SUmmary and publication of best Practices in Road safety in the Eu MEmber States) focuses on best practice measures in the field of road safety. The objective of the project is to identify best practice measures currently in place in Europe and to communicate these measures to policymakers.
Comparative study of road traffic rules and corresponding enforcement actions in the member states of the European Union. The core objective of this study, developed during the year of 2003, was to compare the set of road traffic rules and corresponding enforcement among Member States of the EU, keeping in mind the fact that legal regimes and enforcement processes vary considerably from country to country.
Analysis of TRaffic Accident Causation in Europe and the benefits of safety systems
The identification and the assessment (in terms of saved lives and avoided accidents), among possible technology-based safety functions, of the most promising solutions that can assist the driver or any other road users in a normal road situation or in an emergency situation or, as a last resort, mitigate the violence of crashes and protect the vehicle occupants, the pedestrians, and the two-wheelers in case of a crash or a rollover.
System for driver training and assessment using interactive evaluation tools and reliable methodologies
Improvement of vehicle crash compatibility through the development of crash test procedures
VOICE (Vulnerable road user Organisations In Cooperation across Europe) is a Europe-wide campaign to protect vulnerable road users. The principle aim of this ETSC activity was to raise awareness of the needs of vulnerable road users among EU policy makers such that they more readily accepted responsibility for the implementation of the measures necessary for the protection of cyclists and pedestrians.
Youth on the road
The Youth on the Road initiative, held by P.A.U. Education with the support of the European Commission (Directorate General of Transport and Energy), aimed at promoting the participation of young people in road safety actions.