The objective of a road safety policy is to reduce the number of road traffic injury accidents, in order to reduce the number of people killed and injured each year.
It meets several challenges :
It mobilizes multiple stakeholders, institutional or private.
At the national level, within the Government, this policy is highly inter-ministerial (transport, justice, health, work, education, etc.). At the local level, in addition to the action of local government representatives, the action of local authorities, in particular county councils, municipalities and conurbations, is just as decisive in their capacity as road managers, producers of urban travel plans and road master plans and, more generally, developers.
Private actors such as insurers, car manufacturers, companies and associations for road prevention or road users associations complete this plurality of stakeholders in road safety policy.
The French road safety policy has made it possible, since the post-war period, to substantially reduce the number of road deaths : from 18,000 deaths in the early 1970s to 8,000 deaths in 2000, then 4,000 deaths in 2010, and 3,267 in 2022 despite an increase in traffic in recent decades.
Road safety, a public policy, involves every community, company or citizen.
The Highway Code gathers regulations and laws that govern travel on road space.
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This page presents the press kits from the Interministerial Road Safety Committees (CISR) over the last 30 years.
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