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European roads are the safest in the world and road safety has improved greatly in recent decades. Nevertheless, the number of deaths and injuries is still far too high and progress has slowed. See latest figures.
This is why the EU has adopted the Vision Zero and Safe System approach to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on European roads. This approach reframes road safety policy by focussing on the prevention of deaths and serious injuries.
The European Union works closely on road safety with the authorities in its member countries. It seeks to build on national initiatives, setting targets and addressing all factors that play a role in crashes (infrastructure, vehicle safety, driver behaviour, emergency response).
It does so by adopting laws, supporting public education campaigns, helping member countries and other road safety actors share relevant experience and providing funding.
- EU Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030 – Next steps towards “Vision Zero”
- EU Strategic Action Plan on Road Safety
- Sustainable Mobility for Europe: Safe, Connected and Clean
- Valletta Declaration on Road Safety
- Road Safety 2018 - How is your country doing?
- Safer roads for all: the EU good practice guide