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.
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.
It does so by adopting laws, supporting public education campaigns, helping member countries and other road safety actors share relevant experience and providing funding.
All road safety legislation can be found under this link: EU Road safety legislation.
Cooperation and knowledge sharing
- Cooperation with Member States
- EU international cooperation in road safety
- Cooperation with Civil Society: European Road Safety Charter
- EU Road Safety Exchange
Funding opportunities can be found under this link: Funding
Key Policy documents
Key EU policy documents on road safety can be found under this link: Key policy documents