Travelling safely in Europe by road, rail and water
Even though traffic fatalities and injuries have been substantially reduced in the European Union in the last decade, the social and economic costs of accidents on land and sea remain high. EU policy supported by research strives to make Europe a world leader in transport safety, with the ambitious goal to save thousands of lives. Achieving this vision involves implementing and enforcing uniformly high safety standards throughout the European Union. It requires concerted action to develop and deploy advanced technology to enhance the safety of vehicles and infrastructure, and to integrate them... into a safety system to protect drivers and transport users. With human error a key element in many transport accidents, ways and means are needed to engender greater safety attitudes and behaviour in transport users. This Policy Brochure is a component of the Transport Research and Innovation Portal (TRIP) that provides access to the achievements and best practices of transport research carried out in the European Research Area.