Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik

Escape (1999)



European Commission
Directorate-General VII, Transport

Enhanced Traffic Saftey Coming from Appropriate Police Enforcement

Start Date: 1999-01-01
End Date: -

Project Status: finished

The aim of ESCAPE is identify important areas of traffic and driver non-compliant behaviour and to assess the potential of enforcement tools, both traditional and innovative, to improve compliance and thus contribute to safety on European roads. ESCAPE will prepare the groundwork for implementing European wide demonstration projects in enforcement within the 5th framework program. More specifically, ESCAPE will consolidate existing information as well as produce new data with respect to the following inter-related enforcement issues in Europe (the workpackages that deal with each objective are in brackets):

  1. What are the levels of non-compliance with traffic laws (WP2, WP5);
  2. What is the contribution of non-compliance to accidents (WP2);
  3. What new areas of non-compliance or enforcement issues emerge in Europe of the 90’s (WP1, WP2);
  4. How is enforcement carried out in practice in different countries (WP1, WP3, WP4);
  5. What are the constraints for efficient enforcement, in different countries (WP1, WP3, WP4, WP5);
  6. What role non-police institutions and functions have in enforcement (WP3);
  7. How can conventional enforcement be improved (WP1, WP3, WP4);
  8. What alternatives to police enforcement are there (WP3);
  9. What new tools and technologies for effective enforcement are there (WP1, WP4);
  10. How will such tools be accepted by individuals, public, and institutions in different countries (WP1, WP5);
  11. What areas of enforcement, and by which tools, appear to be cost effective (WP1);
  12. How should non-compliance, and enforcement effectiveness, be monitored and assessed (WP6).