The Automobile Club of Finland was founded in 1919. Today, the organisation has more than 100,000 members.
- Active Member: Autoliitto (since 2003)
Strategic Plans & Targets
Finland has adopted a zero vision, which aims at an inherently safe transport system. In the previous road safety programme, Finland adopted a long-term ambition for the road transport system to facilitate development towards no fatalities or serious injuries on the road network. This will be achieved through several actions including raising safety awareness, influencing exposure through traffic growth, strategic transport choices and investment decisions, and the use of evidence based measures and technology.
The current road safety plan was accepted in 2011 and covers the period 2011-2014. The target is for a maximum of 100 fatalities to 2025.
Priority topics in the short term include:
- increasing road safety awareness among professionals and citizens;
- improving safety in built-up areas;
- reducing dangerous driving behaviour;
- reducing head-on collisions and off-the-road collisions, and minimising their consequences.
Road Safety Management
The Ministry of Transport and Communications is responsible for road safety in Finland.
Road safety work is carried out at national, regional and local level.
Improvements to road infrastructure on public roads is the responsibility of The Finnish Road Administration (FINNRA). On local roads the responsibility is that of municipalities.