The DaCoTA EU Road Safety Project is complete

Traffic crashes have a tragic impact of on peoples' lives and immense consequences on societies. Reducing road casualties is a high priority for the European Commission and National Governments. Over 38,000 road users died in 2008 in Europe alone and a further 1.2 million people were injured, which were estimated as costing over €160 billion for 15 EU countries. It was found that countries performing the best on road safety based their most effective policies on scientific evidence-based knowledge.

The DaCoTA EU Project Team gathered and analysed data from 30 European countries on a wide range of road safety topics. The aim is to share the benefits of this leading-edge research and the decision-making tools with the international Road Safety Community in an effort to reduce casualties worldwide through data and knowledge-based policy-making. Read more

Introducing the new website

Road Safety Knowledge System

The DaCoTA EU Project Team and the European Commission are delighted to bring the new Road Safety Knowledge System website to your attention. It is being updated continuously with the latest data on a wide range of topics and also brings together research from other projects:



Project co-financed by
the European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport

The DaCoTA Final Project Report is now available

Final report

Executive Summary and recommendations for ERSO

You are also invited to review the

DaCoTA EU Conference


For further information contact

Pete Thomas