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  1. Road Traffic Safety: Situation in EstoniaMargus Lepik Parliament of Estonia

  2. Facts : • 45,000 km2 • 1,36 m inhabitants • 16,400 km national roads • 1,430 km main roads Estonia

  3. 800 000 80 000 Number of cars Annual increase 700 000 60 000 600 000 40 000 500 000 20 000 400 000 0 Registered motor vehicles Annual increase 300 000 -20 000 200 000 -40 000 100 000 -60 000 0 -80 000 2005 2006 2004 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Increase in the number of cars

  4. Fatalities in road accidents1986-2006 H RLOP

  5. Injuries in road accidents

  6. Killed on the roads 1990 - 2006

  7. Road safety development in Finland and in the Baltic states

  8. Road behaviour change 2005-2006 (Traffic offenders %)

  9. Yet, the number of traffic accidents involving drunk drivers does not show a decreasing trend Repeat drunk driving offenders who constitute 18% of all offenders are a cause of particular concern Police operationsEveryone takes a breathtest!

  10. First stage Duration 2003-2006 General amount of 212.9 mil. EEK (13.6 m€) Application of less expensive and quickly applicable measures Second stage Duration 2007 – 2010 General amount of 279 mil. EEK (17.9 m€) Application of measures from the 1st stage and some more expensive measures Stages of Road Safety Program (RSP)

  11. Third stage Duration 2010 – 2015 General amount of 466 mil. EEK (29.8 m€) Analysis of measures in the 1st and 2nd stage. Application of more expensive and previously delayed measures. All the activities will be managed on the tree year sliding-scale Stages of RSP

  12. Targeted on the following main directions: Unprotected road users (pedestrians, bicyclists) safety Children and elderly people safety Young and inexperienced drivers safety RSP activities

  13. Drunk driving diminishing Decreasing of consequences of the RTA Urban traffic safety Decreasing a number of: Dark time RTA & Winter time RTA RSP activities

  14. Educational system of drivers was improved Road infrastructure was improved Road safety campaigns Activities carried out in the first stage did not give wanted result Main reason were lack of financing and coordination Outcome of the first stage of the RSP

  15. Outcome of the first stage of the RSP

  16. Improvement of legislation(Road Traffic Act etc) Education and training Traffic control Traffic campaigns Traffic environment Supporting measures for road safety Coordination Activities in the second stage of the RSP

  17. Thank you!Margus LepikMember of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Estonia margus.lepik@riigikogu.eehttp://www.riigikogu.ee/