The reduction of the number of road accident fatalities by 50%, by the year 2010, suggested by the EU, involves the active contribution of all the agents in charge of the road safety in Europe.
Even though the accidents that happened in urban zones have a relative smaller seriousness, it is the place where, for the moment, the major number of accidents take place in the EU countries, as well as generating serious consequences on the more vulnerable users (pedestrians, cyclists, children, old people…).
The current action has as main objective the creation, validation, discussion and spreading, at European level, of the ‘best practices' for the collection, processing and analysis of traffic accident (TA) data in urban zones.
The foreseen final result fundamentally consists in the disposal of a European guide of advices or of 'best practices' in order to implement / improve the systems that deal with the collection, the analysis and the monitoring of traffic accidents in urban zones.
For that, a compilation of the current 'best practices' and on the exchange of experiences between municipalities from several EU countries will be counted on, added to the practical pilot experience that will be carried out as part of this project in several Spanish cities.
With the spreading of this guide, the purpose is to contribute to the development of local tools in order to help giving answers and solutions, with more reliable and accurate knowledge, to the problematic of the accidents in each municipality.