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News article9 November 20153 min read

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.



Romania Cristian Andrei Measures of road safety and speed management implemented by CNADNR – RNCMNR
  Herman Moning Cost-benefit analysis Efficiency of road safety measures – The Netherlands
  Herman Moning Vulnerable Road Users – The Netherlands
  Joël Valmain Road Safety Policy - Discussion on road safety best practices
  Luana Bidasca Discussion on road safety best practices
  Poliției Române Managementul Vitezei
  Ministry of Transport Overview of road safety in Romania
  Poliției Române SiguranȚa Utilizatorilor Vulnerabili
Poland Agata Foks Poprawa bezpieczeństwa ruchu drogowego w Polsce do 2020 r. – główne wyzwania
  Agata Foks Problem nadmiernej prędkości w Polsce
  Canard System automatycznego nadzoru nad ruchem drogowym
  GDDKIA Dobre praktyki w zakresie bezpiecznej infrastruktury na drogach krajowych(z uwzględnieniem ITS)
  Herman Moning Speed Management – The Netherlands
  Ilona Buttler Alkohol i prowadzenie pojazdu – skala problemu w Polsce
  Luana Bidasca Speed management and Enforcement
  Łukasz Twardowski Legal conditions apply alcohol interlocks in vehicles in Poland
  M. Phillipens Dutch educational alcohol measures
  Policja Wymiana doświadczeń i dobrych praktyk w zakresie bezpieczeństwa drogowego
  Radosław Czapski Bezpieczeństwo drogowe w Polsce: wyzwania i priorytety
Bulgaria Alberto Arbaiza Spanish road safety and the CTDA
  Álvaro Gómez Méndez Promoting the use of protective devices – raising the seat belt wearing rate
  Carmen Girón Road Safety twinning for exchange of best practices - Comments from Spain
  Ellen Townsend European Analysis: Bulgaria and Road Safety in Comparison
Lithuania Dovile Adminaite Road Safety Performance Index: Lithuania among the EU
  Egidijus Skrodenis Road Safety Best Practices: Towards Zero Vision in Lithuania
  Gražvydas Jakubauskas Road safety strategy: Lithuania
  Matts-Åke Belin Toward Zero Vision in Lithuania
Latvia Manca Čarman Raising Safety Belt Awareness in Slovenia
  Herman Moning Vulnerable Road Users - The Netherlands
  Herman Moning Speed Management – The Netherlands


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Publication date
9 November 2015