Austria

The ÖAMTC was founded in 1896 and is a founding member of umbrella organisations Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) and Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme (FIM).

The ÖAMTC’s core business is breakdown assistance and has technical service centres throughout Austria. The ÖAMTC offers a variety of services for the individual mobility of its members including public policy. It also operates the Austrian rescue helicopter service and runs 10 safety driver training centres offering driver education at the highest level.

ÖAMTC signed the Road Safety Charter and gave the promise to take road safety action.

In 2011 ÖAMTC presented a road safety programme (In Zukunft: Sicher) for the decade 2011+. The programme contains the outlook and focus of the road safety issues of the club, and includes road users, vehicles and infrastructure. ÖAMTC has also initiated research for in-depth analysis of road crashes.

  • Active Member: ÖAMTC (since 2003)
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Risk Mapping

Risk Mapping was completed as a pilot project in 2005 covering 2,100kms of the the motorway and expressway network. Risk Mapping was updated in 2011 for the European Road Safety Atlas. This covered over 95% of the Austrian motorway network.

Since 2002, Austria’s national motorways have been run by a state corporation, ASFINAG. Motorways are financed directly by charges on road users through the vignette as common in central Europe and through tolls. Motorways are Europe’s safest roads for individual users but the severity of crashes and intensity of use means that small flaws in their layout can be fatal sooner rather than later.

ÖAMTC contributed to the SENSOR project with an updated Risk Map.

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Contact details

Mr. David Nose | Public Policy and Consumer Protection | ÖAMTC
david.nose@oeamtc.at
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