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EU Road Safety Conference 2024

Save the date for the EU Road Safety Conference 2024, being held on 16 April 2024 in Dublin, Ireland, at the same site as TRA24.

The Conference provides an opportunity to engage with EU Member State authorities, experts and all stakeholders across the road safety community. In addition, it will facilitate exchanging views and experiences on the efforts to reach Vision Zero.

In particular, it will allow participants to assess the state of play of road safety in the EU as we approach the mid-point of the EU Road Safety Policy Framework. It will also offer a forum for analysis and exchange between senior EU policy makers and the wider European road safety community.

The programme for this event is as follows:

Opening statements

Thematic session 1: Are we really applying the safe system?

Since 2020, all Member States have subscribed to working towards Vision Zero through the application of the Safe System. But are we walking the talk? What really is the Safe System?   What have we learned from analysis of EU Member States’ road safety strategies? How did we make progress and why has it stalled?

Lunch break

Thematic session 2: Urban road safety

70% of road deaths in urban areas are to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, users of micromobility. What steps can we take to keep people safer in our cities and towns?

Thematic session 3: Rural road transport: Connectivity and Safety

Rural roads are the most dangerous location for fatal road crashes, with 57% of all EU road deaths taking place on rural roads. Problems include inappropriate speed limits, poor infrastructure and a wide variety of vehicles sharing the road. What can we do to reverse the trend?

Coffee break

Thematic session 4: After the crash: Serious injuries and post-crash care

Road crashes not only result in the deaths of over 20 000 people a year in the EU, they also cause life-changing injuries to as many as 10 times that many people. How can bereaved loved ones best be supported? What is the role of first responders at crash scenes? What are the messages from policymakers from those on the frontline?

Concluding session: What should the EU do?

What should the EU focus on in the second half of the 10 year policy framework to 2030?

Closing remarks

  • transport safety | road safety | transport policy
  • Tuesday 16 April 2024, 09:00 (IST)
  • Safety and urban mobility
  • Ireland

Practical information

Tuesday 16 April 2024, 09:00 (IST)

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