PINThe Road Safety Performance Index

Ranking road safety performance across the EU

ETSC’s PIN programme was launched in 2006

The ETSC Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) is a policy tool to help EU Member States improve road safety. By comparing Member States’ performance, it serves to identify and promote best practice in Europe and bring about the kind of political leadership that is needed to create a road transport system that maximises safety.

Launched in June 2006, the index covers all relevant areas of road safety including road user behaviour, infrastructure and vehicles, as well as road safety policymaking more generally. National research organisations and independent researchers from 32 countries participate in the programme and ensure that any assessment carried out within the programme is based on scientific evidence and is effectively communicated to European road safety policymakers.

Since the beginning of the programme, cross-national comparisons have addressed a wide range of road safety themes and indicators.

Financial support

The Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) programme receives financial support from Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Toyota Motor Europe.

Past winners of the PIN award

2013 – Denmark – Morten Bødskov, Minister of Justice
2012 – Hungary – Dr. László Felkai, State Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, and Zoltán Schváb, Deputy State Secretary responsible for infrastructure at the Ministry of National Development
2011 – Sweden – Ms. Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, Minister for Infrastructure – joint winner with Lithuania – Eligijus Masiulis, Minister for Transport and Communications
2010 – Estonia – Juhan Parts, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications – joint winner with Ireland – Noel Dempsey T.D., Minister for Transport
2009 – Spain – Justo Zambrana, State Secretary, Ministry of Interior – joint winner with Latvia – Nils Freivalds, State Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Latvia
2008 – Portugal – Mário Lino, Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications
2007 – France – Cécile Petit, Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety

The PIN Panel and Steering Committee

To facilitate the collection of accurate data from all 28 EU Member States, as well as Norway, Switzerland, the Republic of Serbia and Israel, ETSC has set up the PIN panel of national focal points, national experts from ETSC’s network of member organisations and other experts. By lending their expertise to this process, the experts guarantee that the results published are sound and receive the deserved public attention both at national and EU level.

Steering Committee

Richard Allsop, ETSC Board of Directors (Chair)
Heather Ward, PACTS (Co-chair)
Ylva Berg, Swedish Transport Administration (Co-chair)
Astrid Linder, National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
Karl Pihl, Volvo Trucks
Guro Ranes, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Maria Teresa Sanz-Villegas, European Commision
Henk Stipdonk, Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
Pete Thomas, Loughborough University
Vincent Legagneur, Toyota Motor Europe
Antonio Avenoso, ETSC
Graziella Jost, ETSC

PIN Panel

Austria
Klaus Machata, Road Safety Board (KfV)

Belgium
Heike Martensen, Yvan Casteels, Belgian Road Safety Institute (IBSR/BIVV)

Bulgaria
To be appointed

Croatia
Sanja Veic, Ministry of Interior

Czech Republic
Jindric Fric, Petr Pokorny, Transport Research Centre (CDV)

Cyprus
George Morfakis, Cyprus Automobile Association
Irene Manoli, Ministry of Communications

Denmark
Jesper Sølund, Danish Road Safety Council

Estonia
Lauri Lugna, Road Administration

Finland
Ilkka Nummelin, Finnish Motor Insurers´ Centre (VALT)

France
Manuelle Salathé, National Interministerial Road Safety Observatory

Germany
Jacqueline Lacroix, German Road Safety Council (DVR)

Greece
George Yannis, Technical University of Athens

Hungary
Peter Holló, Institute for Transport Sciences (KTI)

Ireland
Michael Rowland, Yaw Bimpeh, Road Safety Authority

Israel
Shalom Hakkert, Ran Naor Foundation for Road Safety Research; Victoria Gitelman, Technion University

Italy
Valentino Iurato, Ministry of Transport

Latvia
Aldis Lama, Ministry of Transport

Lithuania
Vidmantas Pumputis, Ministry of Transport

Luxembourg
Roland Kayser, Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure

Malta
David Sutton, Malta Transport Authority

Netherlands
Peter Mak, Ministry of Transport

Norway
Michael Sørensen, Institute of Transport Economics (TOI)

Poland
Ilona Buttler, Motor Transport Institute (ITS)

Portugal
Joao Cardoso, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC)

Romania
Mihai Cālinoiu, Romanian Traffic Police

Serbia
Jovica Vasiljevic, Road Traffic Safety Agency

Slovakia
Petra Groschová, Ministry of Transport

Slovenia
Vesna Marinko, Traffic Safety Agency

Spain
Pilar Zori, Ministry of Interior

Sweden
Anna Vadeby, National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Switzerland
Stefan Siegrist, Yvonne Achtermann, Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu)

United Kingdom
Louise Lloyd, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
Anil Bhagat, Department for Transport

Graziella Jost Projects Director

Graziella Jost

Graziella joined ETSC in 2005. She is responsible for managing the Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) programme, overseeing all aspects of the project including publications, events and the annual PIN award. Email: graziella.jost@etsc.eu

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Publications

Cross-country comparisons on a range of different road safety topics are published in a series of PIN Flash reports. ETSC also publishes the flagship PIN Report annually, launched at the PIN conference in Brussels.

8th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

In 2010, the European Union renewed its commitment to improving road safety by setting a target of reducing road...

Ranking EU Progress on Car Occupant Safety (PIN Flash 27)

Around 240,000 car occupants were killed in road collisions in the EU in the years 2001-2012. There were 12,345...

7th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

Regaining pace: road deaths down by 9% in 2012 A total of 27,700 people were killed in the EU27...

Risk on the Roads – A Male Problem? (PIN Flash 25)

Just under 30,400 people were killed in 2011 in the EU27 in road collisions, approximately 7,200 females and 23,200...

Towards Safer Transport of Goods and Passengers in Europe (PIN Flash 24)

In the European Union 4,254 people lost their lives in collisions involving heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in 2011, 3,999...

6th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

This 6th PIN Report provides an overview of European countries’ performance in three areas of road safety. It builds...

5th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

This 5th PIN Report provides an overview of European countries’ performance in three areas of road safety. It builds...

4th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

This 4th PIN Report provides an overview of European countries’ performance in five areas of road safety. It builds...

3rd Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

This 3rd PIN Report provides an overview of European countries’ performance in four areas of road safety. It builds...

2nd Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

This 2nd PIN Report provides an overview of European countries’ performance in four areas of road safety. It builds...

1st Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

This report provides an overview of European countries’ performance in five areas of road safety. It shows how countries...

Events

Each year ETSC hosts the PIN Event which is also the platform for the presentation of the PIN Award to the best performing country. ETSC also organises PIN Talks in several member states each year.

7 October 2014 – Distracted Driving, Helsinki

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki 9:00 – 13:00, 7 October 2014 The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)...

18 June 2014 – Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Conference, Brussels

In June each year, ETSC organises the PIN Conference to publicise the results of the ETSC PIN Annual Report...

19 March 2014 – Greece’s Road Safety in a European Context, Athens

ETSC, the Road Safety Institute (Panos Mylonas) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport at the Centre for Research and...

PIN Conference 2013

In June each year, ETSC organises the PIN Conference to publicise the results of the ETSC PIN Annual Report...

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