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Enhanced Safety Coming from Appropriate Police Enforcement

Objective

The aim of ESCAPE is identify important areas of traffic and driver non-compliant behaviour and to assess the potential of enforcement tools, both traditional and innovative, to improve compliance and thus contribute to safety on European roads. ESCAPE will prepare the groundwork for implementing European wide demonstration projects in enforcement within the 5th framework program. More specifically, ESCAPE will consolidate existing information as well as produce new data with respect to the following inter-related enforcement issues in Europe (the workpackages that deal with each objective are in brackets):
1. What are the levels of non-compliance with traffic laws (WP2, WP5);
2. What is the contribution of non-compliance to accidents (WP2);
3. What new areas of non-compliance or enforcement issues emerge in Europe of the 90's (WP1, WP2);
4. How is enforcement carried out in practice in different countries (WP1, WP3, WP4);
5. What are the constraints for efficient enforcement, in different countries (WP1, WP3, WP4, WP5);
6. What role non-police institutions and functions have in enforcement (WP3);
7. How can conventional enforcement be improved (WP1, WP3, WP4);
8. What alternatives to police enforcement are there (WP3);
9. What new tools and technologies for effective enforcement are there (WP1, WP4);
10. How will such tools be accepted by individuals, the public, and institutions in different countries (WP1, WP5);
11. What areas of enforcement, and by which tools, appear to be cost effective (WP1);
12. How should non-compliance, and enforcement effectiveness, be monitored and assessed (WP6).

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Funding Scheme

STU - Study contracts, assessment contracts

Coordinator

VTT COMMUNITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE
Address

02044 VTT
Finland

Participants (11)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
Nea Egnatia
54606 Thessaloniki
BUNDESANSTALT FsR STRASSENWESEN
Germany
Address
Br_derstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU S.A.
Czechia
Address
Vinohrady 10
63900 Brno
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SECURIT_
France
Address
2 Avenue Du General Malleret-joinville
94114 Arcueil
INSTITUTE FOR ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Duindoorn 32
2260 BB Leidschendam
INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORT PLANNING AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Austria
Address
Gusshausstrasse 30/231
1040 Wien
INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT ECONOMICS
Norway
Address
Grensesvingen, 7
Oslo
KURATORIUM FUR VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT
Austria
Address
Olzeltgasse 3
1031 Wien
SWEDISH NATIONAL ROAD AND TRANSPORT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Olaus Magnus Vaeg 37
581 95 Link"ping
Transport Research Foundation
United Kingdom
Address
Old Wokingham Road
RG45 6AU Crowthorne
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Broerstraat 5
Groningen