road safety strategies

Norway sets formal target of zero road deaths by 2050

Norway sets formal target of zero road deaths by 2050

Norway, the country with Europe’s safest roads, has set out its plans for cutting road deaths in half by 2030, at the same time as setting a formal target of zero deaths by 2050 for the first time.  This goes a step beyond its existing ‘Vision Zero’ strategic approach, first adopted in 2001. The Norwegian government’s latest four-year road safety strategy, covering the period 2022-2025 includes 179 specific measures, each […]

Spain launches major new national road safety strategy

The Spanish government has published its long-term goals for road safety improvements in a comprehensive strategy that encompasses the Safe System approach and is in line with EU and global targets. The new document begins with a look back at the progress made during the decade covered by its previous road safety strategy acknowledging both successes, such as a reduction in deaths among young drivers on the weekend, as well […]

PIN Talk – Road Safety Strategies: Saving lives, Madrid, Spain 7 July

PIN Talk – Road Safety Strategies: Saving lives, Madrid, Spain 7 July

PIN Talk: Road Safety Strategies: Saving lives Directorate General for Traffic, Calle Josefa Valcarcel 44, 28027 Madrid, Spain 7 July, 2022. 9:15-13:00 This PIN Talk focussed on the role of road safety strategies in helping to reduce road deaths and serious injuries. Following words of welcome from the Deputy Secretary of State at the Spanish Ministry of Interior, Isabel Goicoechea, and PIN partner Toyota Motor Europe, there were presentations from […]

Ireland launches new ten-year road safety strategy

Ireland launches new ten-year road safety strategy

The Irish government has launched a new road safety strategy in line with the EU targets to reduce deaths and injuries by 50% over the next ten years. The 2021-2030 government Road Safety Strategy will feature three phases. The Phase 1 Action Plan (2021-2024) which has been published alongside the ten-year strategy document, contains 50 “high-impact” actions including: Establish a working group to examine and review the framework for the […]

Swiss government sets target of max 100 road deaths a year by 2030

Swiss government sets target of max 100 road deaths a year by 2030

The Federal Roads Office in Switzerland (OFROU) has set itself the objective of reducing the annual number of deaths on Swiss roads to less than 100 and that of serious injuries to less than 2,500 by 2030. The current annual averages are respectively 219 and 3749. ETSC’s Swiss member BFU says this objective constitutes both a strong signal and a major challenge and says policymakers must give road safety the […]

Belgium adopts Vision Zero federal road safety plan

Belgium adopts Vision Zero federal road safety plan

The Belgian government has announced a new federal road safety plan, which attempts to tackle several key issues including speeding and distracted driving. The Highway Code will be modified to give priority to walking, cycling and public transport above private vehicles. The government wants to tackle use of mobile phones while driving, with legal changes to allow for automated detection of phone use at the wheel. The negative effects of […]

Scotland consults on 2030 road safety strategy

Scotland consults on 2030 road safety strategy

The Scottish government is consulting on a new road safety strategy for 2030 to achieve the target of cutting  road deaths by 50% by 2030 in line with UN and EU targets.  The Scottish government says a “step change in road safety delivery” will be needed, and has published a draft framework for consultation. The UK government currently does not have an overall road safety target, although the nations of […]

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