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Key performance indicators (KPIs)

Key performance indicators (KPIs)

In order to gain a much clearer understanding of the different issues that influence overall road safety performance, the Commission has elaborated, in cooperation with Member State experts, a first set of eight key road safety performance indicators (KPIs). The KPIs are an integral part of the EU road safety policy framework 2021-2030.

The aim of the Baseline project, partly funded by the European Commission, was to assist participating Member States’ authorities in the collection and harmonised reporting of the 8 KPIs and to contribute to building the capacity of Member States which had not previously collected and calculated the relevant data for the KPIs.

A consortium of 18 EU Member States, led by VIAS (Belgium), took part in Baseline. The methodological guidelines for each of the KPIs were published on a dedicated website for the project:

The final report of the study including a dedicated report and excel table for each KPI is available:

A new Trendline project, also partly funded by the European Commission, will build on the work undertaken during Baseline. Work began in October 2022 and will run for three years. This project brings together 25 EU Member States (as well as two other Member States and two EFTA countries as observers) for data collection, data analysis, delivery of road safety KPIs and use of these within road safety policies. In addition to the eight KPIs used within Baseline, the consortium will also identify some new experimental indicators, develop appropriate methodologies and test these out on a limited scale.

This project is the biggest effort ever undertaken in Europe (and beyond) in the field of data collection and analysis for road safety performance indicators. It will help underpin road safety strategies and their monitoring at national and European level.