Strategy of the implementation of a national traffic safety programme - the Austrian intention

Strategy of the implementation of a national traffic safety programme - the Austrian intention

Wolfgang J Berger
Gerd Sammer

The standard of Austrian traffic safety could be much higher than it currently is. This becomes particularly obvious if Austrian traffic safety

indicators are compared with those of other countries. No matter which indicator is taken into account, the Austrian road accident rate is at least

twice as high as in the countries leading in road safety. This paper discusses a conference on national traffic safety that took place in Vienna,

Austria in January 2001. The main goal of the conference was to make both political decision makers and experts on road safety realize that a

comprehensive national traffic safety programme does not exist in Austria.

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