PINThe Road Safety Performance Index

Ranking road safety performance across the EU

ETSC's PIN programme covers 32 countries: the 28 Member States of the European Union, together with Israel, Norway, the Republic of Serbia and Switzerland.

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, the Swedish Transport Administration, the German Road Safety Council, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Toyota Motor Europe. 

Past winners of the PIN award

2015 - Slovenia - Peter Gašperšič, Minister of Infrastructure
2014 - Slovakia - Tibor Gašpar, President of the Slovak Police
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

Henk Stipdonk, Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV) (Co-chair)
Heather Ward, PACTS (Co-chair)
Richard Allsop, ETSC Board of Directors (Advisor)
Jacqueline Lacroix, German Road Safety Council (DVR)
Vincent Legagneur, Toyota Motor Europe
Anders Lie, Swedish Transport Administration
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
Pete Thomas, Loughborough University
Antonio Avenoso, ETSC
Graziella Jost, ETSC
Dovile Adminaite, ETSC

PIN Panel

Austria Klaus Machata, Road Safety Board (KfV)
Belgium Heike Martensen, Belgian Road Safety Institute (IBSR/BIVV
Bulgaria Banita Fidyova, Association in defence of insured and injured in road crashes (AZPT)
Croatia Sanja Veić, Ministry of Interior
Czech Republic Jindric Fric, Jiri Ambros, Transport Research Centre (CDV)
Cyprus George Morfakis, Road Safety Expert, 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 Velma Burns, Sharon Heffernan, Road Safety Authority
Israel Shalom Hakkert, Victoria Gitelman, Ran Naor Road Safety Centre, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Italy Valentino Iurato, Ministry of Transport
Latvia Aldis Lama, Ministry of Transport
Lithuania Vidmantas Pumputis, Ministry of Transport
Luxembourg Claude Paquet, 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 João Cardoso, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC)
Romania Costin Tatuc, 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, Brian Lawton, 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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Compare countries

Our interactive maps compare countries based on their overall level of road safety in 2014, and on the improvements made since 2001.

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.

9th 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 deaths...

Making Walking and Cycling on Europe’s Roads Safer (PIN Flash 29)

Around 138,400 pedestrians and cyclists lost their lives on EU roads between 2001 and 2013. 7,600 were killed in...

Ranking EU Progress on Improving Motorway Safety (PIN Flash 28)

Motorways are the safest roads by design and regulation. Nevertheless in 2013, around 1,900 people were killed on the...

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. For older events (prior to 2014) click here for the archive.

21 Sept 2015 – Walking and cycling safety – the experience of other EU countries, Luxembourg

21 Septembre 2015, 09:00-13:00 Ministère du Développement durable et des Infrastructures, Salle Vianden, 4 Place de l’Europe, 1499 Luxembourg...

18 June 2015 – Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Conference, Brussels

Norway House, Brussels, 18 June 2015 Last year European progress on improving road safety slowed dramatically. At the 2015...

29 April 2015 – Tackling drink driving: what can European countries learn from one another? – Paris

Alcool au Volant: comment progresser grâce aux échanges de bonnes pratiques ? 29-04-2015, 09:00-13:00 Auditorium, Fédération française des sociétés...

19 March 2015 – How to improve urban road safety, Cyprus

19 March 2015, 09:00-13:00 EU House in Cyprus, Lordou Vyronos Avenue 30, Nicosia The National Road Safety Council of...

20 November 2014 – Road Safety 2020, Rome

Parlamentino of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, 2 Via Nomentana, Rome 20 November 2014, 9.00 – 17:30 The...

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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