European Road Safety Charter


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The German Road Safety Council (DVR) created the idea to highlight every third Saturday of June the issues of transport accidents. This year, Allianz Motor Insurance Germany and AZT Automotive GmbH helped with creating more awareness via a broad social media campaign. Police, traffic alert services, medical supporters, fire fighters, transport companies, and nameless others participate with their actions. The campaign, named "Vision Zero Heroes!" was based on the psychology of praising good behaviour instead of blaming the bad behaviour.

In today’s digital age, more and more data is collected every day in the field of transportation. Still, authorities solely rely on historical traffic accident data to detect black spots. This leads to the shortcoming that accidents must happen before measures are taken. Additionally, in relation...
Urban mobility is not gender-neutral. Public and shared transport often fails to accommodate the diverse and complex mobility needs of women. Men in the UK continue to make twice as many cycle trips compared to women . We see this pattern emerging in new forms of micromobility too, like escooters,...
Drinking and riding an e-scooter is an entrenched problem facing our sector and, to date, no-one has adequately tackled the issue. Through our taxi partnerships feature TIER aims to help address that major road safety challenge. Alcohol consumption has been identified as an important risk factor...
The risk potential on German roads remains high: Even in 2020 with less traffic due to the Covid-pandemic, the police counted 264,000 traffic accidents with people injured or killed . Improvements have been scarce and the numbers have been stagnating over the last decade. Especially in cities, this...
The number of accidental deaths in Germany fell by 596 to an all-time low in the 2020/21 pandemic years. This is a minus of 20 percent. The number of dead occupants of goods road transport vehicles, on the other hand, rose by 60 percent to 70 dead drivers during this period. The majority died on...

AZT created three DVD's presenting videos on the topics

in-car child restraint systems
blind spot, when cycling (and walking), and
wearing helmet when cycling.

The number of road traffic fatalities in Germany decreased steadily until 2010. However, since then the statistics show that the number of collisions are on the rise again. Reasons for this trend can be found, for example, in increased traffic volume, stress in everyday life or distraction whilst driving. As a result, dangerous situations on the road are often not assessed correctly or are recognised too late by road users. This shows a need for action to break new grounds in road safety work. This is exactly where ( comes in.

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 - 12:00 to 16:00
European Commission Representation - Unter den Linden 78
Monday, 1 January, 2018 - 10:15 to Monday, 31 December, 2018 - 10:15


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