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Mobility & Transport - Road Safety

Infrastructure related topics

Accidents at level crossings deserve a specific attention. Although they account for a limited proportion of road accidents (up to 2% of the road fatalities), they account for some 30% of fatalities from the railways perspective.

Roads

The EU is aiming to facilitate the flow of goods and people between EU countries by linking the national road networks. It will eventually be responsible for the safety audits of the new network.

Road Tunnels

EU minimum safety requirements for tunnels ensure that they are adequate for the volume of traffic and have emergency exits to prevent them from becoming death traps in an accident.

Dangerous goods

The international transport of dangerous goods on land is governed by agreements drawn up by the relevant international bodies. They are regularly updated to keep pace with technical progress and improve safety.

Road infrastructure - national guidelines

To support the authorities, road managers and road safety professionals in making Europe's road infrastructure and management safer, each EU Member State has adopted guidelines on meeting certain key legal requirements concerning road safety.

Trans-European networks

The EU is aiming to facilitate the flow of goods and people between EU countries by linking the national road networks. It will eventually be responsible for the safety audits of the new network.