Our Vision – A Europe Free of High Risk Roads

EuroRAP and its Members support the Decade of Action.

Our contribution is a commitment to build a Europe Free of High Risk Roads.

This vision will be achieved through a pan-European RAP membership of development banks, government agencies, road authorities, civil society and the research community.

To do so we commit to:

  • From Measurement to Action ensuring our systematic measurement of known high risks through Risk Mapping, Performance Tracking and Star Ratings, with known remedies, drive investment and compel government action to improve the safety of roads
  • Education and Training to build capacity and train authorities in RAP assessment and the Safe System, and show policy makers and public that routine, predictable road deaths can be eliminated;
  • Extend RAP assessments to 90% of motorways and national roads and 50% of busy regional roads
  • Extend our Membership of civil society, authorities and experts;

Decade of Action for Road Safety

EuroRAP supports the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.decade-tag

Describing global road death and injury as a “major public health problem with a broad range of social and economic consequences which, if unaddressed, may affect the sustainable development of countries and hinder progress towards the Millennium Development Goals the UN General Assembly proclaimed the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 in a landmark Resolution co-sponsored by 100 countries.

Officially launched on 11 May 2011, the Decade of Action aims to stabilise and then reduce the forecasted level of global road traffic fatalities by 2020. This would be achieved through increasing activities conducted at national, regional and global levels.

For more information on the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 visit the Decade of Action website

A Plan of Action for the Decade has been prepared as a guiding document to support the implementation of its objectives. This Global Plan serves as a tool to support the development of national and local plans of action, while simultaneously providing a framework to allow coordinated activities at regional and global levels. Download the Global Plan of the Decade of Action

Countries are encouraged to implement activities according to five pillars:

Pillar 1: Road safety management
Pillar 2: Safer roads and mobility
Pillar 3: Safer vehicles
Pillar 4: Safer road users
Pillar 5: Post-crash response

Learn more about how you can get involved in delivering the vision

To view our video ‘A Europe Free of High Risk Roads’ please click here