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Traffic Safety Cultures and the Safe Systems Approach – Towards a Cultural Change Research and Innovation Agenda for Road Safety

Objective

Traffic Safety Culture (TraSaCu) aims at developing a cultural approach in road traffic safety research and accident prevention. Traditional approaches to traffic safety shall be complemented by a cultural perspective which has emerged recently in safety research and prevention. Safety culture has been identified as an important factor of road safety as it helps understanding and explaining the typical patterns of risk perception and risk taking that prevail in different national, regional or local traffic systems as well as their relationships with numbers and forms of accidents. A weak safety culture produce higher numbers of accidents which are more severe. A strong safety culture helps reducing the number of accidents as well as mitigating their severity. It strengthens safety relevant attitudes and behaviour and it is also a condition for making road safety measures more effective.
According to a working definition of the US Department of Transportation Safety Council (US DOT), traffic safety culture is defined as the shared values, actions, and behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to safety over competing goals and demands. However, a unified concept of safety culture still does not exist. Therefore, the project will elaborate an empirically grounded and theoretically adequate concept of traffic safety culture, based on this definition by conducting a number of case studies of different traffic safety cultures across Europe. It focuses on the safety cultures that emerge under different institutional, demographic and topographical conditions and their influence on the numbers and forms of accidents.

Research focuses on the culturally mediated interaction between traffic participants and their environment in terms of the cultural patterns of risk taking and risk perception. It also looks at those cultural elements that can be changed easily in order to improve road safety of the investigated traffic systems.

Coordinator

KURATORIUM FUER VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT
Net EU contribution
€ 58 500,00
Other funding
€ 58 500,00

Participants (9)

ELLINIKO INSTITOUTO EREVNAS KAI EKPAIDEFSIS GIA TIN ODIKI ASFALIA KAITIN PROLIPSI KAI TIN MIOSI TON TROCHAION ATICHIMATO PANOS MYLONAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 108 000,00
Address
Nemeseos Odos 2
112 53 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 108 000,00
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 54 000,00
CO-PLAN INSTITUTI PER ZHVILLIMIN EHABIITATIT
Albania
Net EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Address
Rruga Bylis 12 Autostrada Tirane Durres Km 5 Kashar
1051 Tirana

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Region
Shqipëria Qender Tiranë
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 27 000,00
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 103 500,00
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara

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Region
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 103 500,00
SUOMALAINEN LIIKENNETUTKIMUSKESKUS OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 81 000,00
Address
Solvikink 1 B 20
00990 Helsinki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 81 000,00
UNIVERSITETI POLIS SHPK
Albania
Net EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Address
Autostrada Tirane Durres Kilometri 5 Kashar
1051 Tirana

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Shqipëria Qender Tiranë
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 13 500,00
STICHTING WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK VERKEERSVEILIGHEID
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
2594 AW Den Haag

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TELECOMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER NETWORKING TCN SHPK
Albania
Net EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
Address
Bulevardi Zogu I Pare, Pallati 13k
Tirane

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 36 000,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 18 000,00

Partners (3)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

AMRKS
Kosovo
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bregu I Diellit Z/j 1/1
10000 Pristina

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Southgate Center 201
24061 Blacksburg Va

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Montana State University Bozeman
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Montana Hall 309
59717 Bozeman

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00