Road safety: community database on road traffic accidents

Road safety: community database on road traffic accidents

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Road safety: community database on road traffic accidents

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Road safety: community database on road traffic accidents

Document or Iniciative

Council Decision 93/704/EEC of 30 November 1993 on the setting-up of a Community database on road traffic accidents [See amending acts].

Summary

Requirement that Member States record statistics on bodily damage caused by road traffic accidents taking place on their territory (collision between users involving at least one vehicle and causing deaths or injuries).

Requirement that the Member States pass on those data each year to the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat).

Requirement that the Commission ensures that the data received are disseminated and that the base functions properly (conditions attached to access to statistics, any publications, etc.) in cooperation with the Committee for the statistical programme.

Three years after implementation of this decision, the Commission will send the Council an assessment report on the results obtained and on the resultant pointers for the continuation of the activities.

References

Act Entry into force – Date of expiry Deadline for transposition in the Member States Official Journal
Decision 93/704/EC 22.12.1993 OJ L 329 of 30.12.1993
Amending act(s) Entry into force Deadline for transposition in the Member States Official Journal
Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 20.11.2003 OJ L 284 of 31.10.2003

Related Acts

Commission report of 26 May 1997 on the progress made with the Community’s “CARE” database on bodily damage caused by road traffic accidents and on the future course to be followed by that data base [COM(97) 238 final – Not published in the Official Journal]

In implementing Article 6 of Decision 93/704/EC this report reviews the first three years of the practical application of the CARE project. Overall that review is positive: the system quickly became operational, the data are available and their confidentiality ensured. In future it will be possible to make improvements, more particularly as regards the homogenisation of accident data. New information would have to be provided in order to round off the comparative international analyses, while the cooperation between the Member States, which plays an essential part in data management and quality, and in the development of a policy concerning CARE access and application, would have to be boosted.

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