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News article9 November 2015

Road safety round-tables in 2015

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The number of road fatalities in the European Union did not decrease as much in 2014 as in previous years, or as much needed to reach Europe's strategic road safety target. In order to spur new thinking and actions, Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc launched an initiative to discuss best practices in a series of five round-table meetings where experts on European and national level could meet to exchange lessons learned from their experience.

The meetings have been taking place in summer and autumn 2015.

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The first roundtable was organised on 29 July in Bucharest where experts from Romania, France and the Netherlands presented examples of their countries' best efforts in the field of road safety. They discussed the challenges of improved speed management and infrastructure design for vulnerable road users and encouraged further thinking about innovative solutions in evaluating road safety measures.

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The second roundtable was held on 1 September in Warsaw where experts from Poland and the Netherlands discussed efficient and effective ways to prevent speeding and drink driving as well as to improve infrastructure design, especially for vulnerable road users.

The third roundtable took place on 3 September in Sofia where experts from Bulgaria and Spain discussed together the challenges of improving speed management and an increased use of seat belts.

The fourth roundtable meeting was organised on 10 September in Vilnius where experts from Lithuania and Sweden had fruitful discussions on how to make safer infrastructure for vulnerable road users and how to develop effective and efficient evaluation methods for road safety measures.

On 5 November a fifth roundtable was held in Riga, back to back with the road safety conference by the Latvian government and the European Transport Safety Council. Slovenia acted as twinning partner and the topics discussed were speed management, enforcement of seatbelt use and the safety of vulnerable road users.



RomaniaCristian AndreiMeasures of road safety and speed management implemented by CNADNR – RNCMNR
 Herman MoningCost-benefit analysis Efficiency of road safety measures – The Netherlands
 Herman MoningVulnerable Road Users – The Netherlands
 Joël ValmainRoad Safety Policy - Discussion on road safety best practices
 Luana BidascaDiscussion on road safety best practices
 Poliției RomâneManagementul Vitezei
 Ministry of TransportOverview of road safety in Romania
 Poliției RomâneSiguranȚa Utilizatorilor Vulnerabili
PolandAgata FoksPoprawa bezpieczeństwa ruchu drogowego w Polsce do 2020 r. – główne wyzwania
 Agata FoksProblem nadmiernej prędkości w Polsce
 CanardSystem automatycznego nadzoru nad ruchem drogowym
 GDDKIADobre praktyki w zakresie bezpiecznej infrastruktury na drogach krajowych(z uwzględnieniem ITS)
 Herman MoningSpeed Management – The Netherlands
 Ilona ButtlerAlkohol i prowadzenie pojazdu – skala problemu w Polsce
 Luana BidascaSpeed management and Enforcement
 Łukasz TwardowskiLegal conditions apply alcohol interlocks in vehicles in Poland
 M. PhillipensDutch educational alcohol measures
 PolicjaWymiana doświadczeń i dobrych praktyk w zakresie bezpieczeństwa drogowego
 Radosław CzapskiBezpieczeństwo drogowe w Polsce: wyzwania i priorytety
BulgariaAlberto ArbaizaSpanish road safety and the CTDA
 Álvaro Gómez MéndezPromoting the use of protective devices – raising the seat belt wearing rate
 Carmen GirónRoad Safety twinning for exchange of best practices - Comments from Spain
 Ellen TownsendEuropean Analysis: Bulgaria and Road Safety in Comparison
LithuaniaDovile AdminaiteRoad Safety Performance Index: Lithuania among the EU
 Egidijus SkrodenisRoad Safety Best Practices: Towards Zero Vision in Lithuania
 Gražvydas JakubauskasRoad safety strategy: Lithuania
 Matts-Åke BelinToward Zero Vision in Lithuania
LatviaManca ČarmanRaising Safety Belt Awareness in Slovenia
 Herman MoningVulnerable Road Users - The Netherlands
 Herman MoningSpeed Management – The Netherlands


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Publication date
9 November 2015