European Road Safety Charter

Reykjavík - City of Reykjavik

What are you doing/aiming to do for road safety? 

The City of Reykjavik works to reduce traffic accidents in general by 50% and traffic accidents for people under the age 17 by over 50% by the year 2007 compared to 1992-1996 through the following actions:

  1. Promoting transport methods other than the private use of cars. Constructing a network of bicycle/pedestrian paths in the city to be used as a transport system, and promoting bus traffic.
  2. Training young people in traffic behaviour and traffic control in populated areas.
  3. Improving accidentology to indicate particularly hazardous sites and to make improvements. Enhancing public/professional participation concerning action planning.
  4. Improving traffic infrastructure: computerised traffic lights, traffic allotment, and speed photos. Introducing speed reductions in populated areas by street design, speed monitors, the implementation of bicycle friendly paths, etc.
  5. Implementing a safety website to inform the public about safety measures. It operates as a shared IT-tool to enhance traffic safety and vehicle safety information. Organising road safety campaigns: seat belt use, DUI (drunk driving), speeding, red light crossing, etc.

Moreover, Reykjavik plans to publish the results of its road safety actions in order to make them available to all EU citizens.

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