ProtectionANSR - Autoridade Nacional de Segurança Rodoviária
The National Road Safety Authority - ANSR - is the Portuguese public entity, under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in charge of road safety coordination and the application of Road Penalty Law.
Even though road fatalities per year have fallen by almost percent since 1990, they still numbered almost 40 000 in 2001. Despite early reductions, the number of road injuries has been rising again since 1993 and is now almost equal to the level in 1990 (Source: European environment agency). The decrease in the number of road transport fatalities and increase in the number of injuries at increasing number of road accidents can, amongst others, be explained by introduction of improved technologies for newer vehicles and higher vehicle safety standards
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.
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
We are a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded program acting as a clearinghouse and a technical resource for bicycle helmet information.
CHILD aims to increase the knowledge in areas specifically regarding children, and use the information in applications of child restraint systems design, testing and regulation.
The Commission plans to implement a directive to make the fitting of retro-reflective material to HGV compulsory.
The principal objective is to reduce the number of accidents due to the bad visibility of HGV during darkness. The objective of the study is to assess, by means of cost-benefit analysis, the probable consequences of making so-called contour or line markings mandatory.
The outcome of this study is that such action would be cost-beneficial (between 1.3 and 3.4 to 1)
Enhanced Coach and Bus Occupant Safety
The ECBOS project aims 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 Road Safety Observatory (ERSO)
The European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO) is an essential website for all European road safety professionals. ERSO is the gateway into a central resource of European road safety data, knowledge and links.
This pilot website is one of the final results of SafetyNet, which is an integrated project funded by DG-TREN of the European Commission. The objective of the project is to build the framework of a European Road Safety Observatory, which will be the primary focus for road safety data and knowledge.
The objective of the EC funded HUMOS2 (HUman MOdels for Safety) project is 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.
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). IDB is the only data source in the EU that contains sufficient detail for developing preventive action against the rising tide of home and leisure accidents in Europe. The purpose of the IDB is to facilitate injury prevention in the Member States and at EU level - through trans-national aggregation and harmonization of data, and through reporting and benchmarking.