Scientific paper ID 2302 : 2022/3
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY AND SAFETY POLICIES AND THE ZERO ROAD DEATH CONCEPT
Tsveta Todorova Markova, Nikolina Marcheva Markova
Safety is fundamental to any transportation system - it should always be the top priority. As mobility continues to increase and change radically through digitalisation, decarbonisation and innovation, opportunities to further improve safety outcomes must be seized.
The EU automotive industry is at the forefront of developing technologies enabling the introduction of increasingly affordable vehicle safety systems. Although these will all help prevent accidents, more action is needed. Improved active and passive safety features in vehicles are particularly imperative to protect vehicle occupants, as well as pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
The EU`s long-term goal will continue to be to reach as close as possible to ”Zero fatality” in road transport by 2050. The same should be achieved with regard to serious injuries. The EU will also pursue new interim targets to reduce the number of road deaths by 50% between 2020 and 2030, and to reduce the number of serious injuries by the same percentage over the same period.
Although the topic of transport safety is insufficiently researched in our literature, the studies provide sufficient reason to consider transport safety as a state of protection of road users from damage to their life, health or property, which is the main property and purpose of transport activity.
международни политики национални политики сигурност безопасност автомобилен транспорт концепции „нулева смъртност“ пътища.international policies national policies security safety road transport concepts ”zero death” roads.Tsveta Todorova Markova Nikolina Marcheva Markova
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