Pilot project for common EU Curriculum for Road Safety experts: training and application on Secondary Roads
On 19 November 2008, the European Parliament and Council issued Directive 2008/96/CE on road infrastructure safety management, which foresees a series of safety checks, as well as training and certification of road safety auditors. When the directive is adopted by the Member States, it will apply to the TEN-T road network (covering only a part of EU highways), while the highest number of fatalities occurs on the so-called "secondary roads".
To overcome this barrier, PILOT4SAFETY aims to apply the Directive's approaches related to training and certification of Road Safety Experts for the application of Road Safety Audit and Road Safety Inspection procedures to selected secondary roads, in the EU Regions represented in the project. The idea is to share good practices and define common agreed training curricula and tools for qualification of road safety personnel. Verification in field studies will take place to check if such qualifications can be reciprocally recognized in five different European Regions, with two “field trials” for each Region.