Road safety represents a keystone for the ERF activities. Our mission is to support the EU goal to cut the number of road deaths by 50% by 2020.
The EU streamlines the road safety strategy through the deployment of the Road Safety Programme every decade. Current guidelines 2011-2020 include a combination of measures to make user, vehicles and infrastructure safer.
In the EU, over 300 million vehicles circulate on a road network of approximately 5 million kilometres. The societal impact of road accidents, fatalities and injuries is estimated to be around 2% of the EU GDP, or in other words, around 250 billion euro.
Injuries and fatalities due to road accidents are a problem that can considerably be addressed if the necessary attention is given to the prevention strategies and solutions.
The ERF Road Safety Programme serves to promote the important contribution of the road infrastructure elements and management in making our roads safer from the engineering design to the operation phases.
The Road Safety Programme is supported by four Working Groups targeting specific solutions to optimise the road safety performance of the infrastructure: