EU-15 Transport Ministers adopt “Verona Declaration on Road Safety”|
December 2, 2003
Abstract: At their 23-24 October meeting in Verona (Italy), the EU’s Transport Ministers pledged to raise the safety levels on European roads and to give road safety their highest priority.
The Ministers reaffirmed that the cost of many road safety actions is extremely low, if compared to the human, social and economic cost of risky roads. They agreed on the need to promote in their respective countries a comprehensive road safety policy.
One of the measures is the set up of effective regulatory, organisational, technical and economic conditions necessary to improve and strengthen protection measures towards vulnerable users and users at risk, with special reference to pedestrians, cyclists, young and elderly people. Further, the most suitable measures will be taken to secure urban areas for pedestrians, cyclists, children and elderly people so that they can safely use city streets and squares.