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The explosive development of European road transport after World War II brought great benefits, but incurred a substantial toll in terms of death and injuries caused by accidents. A number of safety actions focussed on stopping or slowing down this negative development were implemented. In the 1980s, a need for deeper analysis was recognised.

The understanding of safety developments benefits from comparison between various countries. This pre-supposes a common methodological framework and database, consisting of the necessary data for each country in the same format. The COST 329 Action compared various national approaches, evaluated them and specified an efficient methodology for the analysis of past and future traffic safety developments. The tools developed helped politicians and administrators to assess safety trends, to compare safety scenarios and to select the most effective measures in order to improve safety programmes.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20913 EN (2004), 235 pp. Euro: 35
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20913-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6378-2
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