This work uses a series of techniques allowing for the extraction of comparable results concerning the road safety level in the EU member states, overcoming incomparability of original national road accident data. A general conclusion for the road safety level in Europe leads to a North-South scheme according which “richer” countries of Northern Europe present lower road accident indices, whereas “poorer” countries of Southern Europe present relatively more road accidents, casualties and related indices. Road safety level in the European countries is not uniform as it is influenced by large-scale phenomena (economic growth, car ownership) as well as by small-scale efforts. Even though, the trend of the number of road accidents and of persons killed in Europe is descending, there is a long way for the achievement of the final objective which is the European roads of a high level of road safety.
|Tags||accident analysis, international comparisons|