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Legislation

Title: Road safety: EU database on road traffic accidents
Sectors of Transport: Transport, Transport, Transport, European statistics, Road transport, Security & safety
Weblinks: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=CELEX:01993D0704-20031120 , https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=CELEX:31993D0704
Road safety: EU database on road traffic accidents

Road safety: EU database on road traffic accidents

 

SUMMARY OF:

Decision 93/704/EC on the creation of an EU database on road accidents

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DECISION?

It sets up CARE — the EU’s database on road accidents.

KEY POINTS

EU countries must:

  • record statistics on road traffic accidents involving at least one vehicle and causing deaths or injuries taking place in their country;
  • pass on those data each year to the European Commission (Eurostat).

The European Commission must ensure that the data received are disseminated, that the database functions properly and decides on the conditions for access to statistics, and on any publications, in cooperation with the CARE Experts Working Group.

The Commission, following 3 years of this decision’s implementation, had to prepare a report for the Council on the results obtained and on the resulting indicators for continuing the activities.

The conclusions of the report were generally positive. Some improvements were suggested such as:

  • harmonising the accident data;
  • providing new information in order to round off the comparative international analyses;
  • improving cooperation between EU countries, as this plays an essential part in data management and quality, and in the development of a policy on CARE user access and application.

FROM WHEN DOES THE DECISION APPLY?

It has applied since 22 December 1993.

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENT

Council Decision 93/704/EC of 30 November 1993 on the creation of a Community database on road accidents (OJ L 329, 30.12.1993, pp. 63-65)

Successive amendments to Decision 93/704/EC have been incorporated into the basic text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Report from the Commission on progress with the project and its future prospects — CARE: Community database on road traffic accidents — Council Decision of 30 November 1993 (93/704/EC) (COM(97) 238 final, 26.5.1997)

last update 18.04.2018

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