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EU at the steering wheel of road safety

EU-funded research for efficient, clean and safe road transport - (49 pages)

Road safety is a major priority for the EU, and since 1994 the EU has invested over EUR 500 million in road safety research. This brochure offers a snapshot of European road safety research, and explains how the results of EU-funded projects are already helping cut the numbers of deaths and injuries on our roads. The projects profiled cover all aspects of road safety, including studies into the causes of accidents, the development of better crash test dummies, research on child safety, driver behaviour studies, and research into the best road layouts and road infrastructures. In addition, many projects involve the design of novel technologies to prevent accidents from happening in the first place, or reduce the impact of accidents when they cannot be avoided. Meanwhile, many of the projects featured are still in their early stages, so this brochure gives an exciting insight into the state of the art in road safety research and provides a glimpse of the road safety technologies and systems we can expect to see on our roads in the coming next years.