Pave the Way for the Micro-Scooter!

37% of the parents with kids aged 6-10 years of age indicated in a recent survey that their children go places on their own with their micra-scooters, which they practiced beforehand, for the most part. Apparently, there is a real need for mobility that is not conform with legal regulations which do not allow children to ride their scooters on their own. Additional, many parents are not aware of the age restrictions. This leads to the question whether or not these regulations should be reconsidered. ZVR 2017-02

European Traffic Safety Policy until 2020

Road safety will continue to play an important part in the next few years, in a European as well as an Austrian policy context. Guiding principles, programs and declarations of the decision makers set the framework but a more detailed prediction of the next steps is difficult to deduce. This analysis of legal acts, other documents and expert opinions, however, offers a reliable and sound estimation of topics and activities on the agenda until 2020. ZVR 2016-12

Recommendation for Safe Routes to Primary Schools to Increase Traffic Safety for Students on Foot

One way to increase road safety for students walking to school are safey route recommendations to primary schools, including recommendations of how to behave in potentially dangerous situations. As part of an analysis of the program to test its effectiveness, level of awareness and demand for them, accident rates were analyzed and interviews with experts as well as surveys of school directors and parents were conducted. Results were used for recommendations of how to use this in the future.  ZVR 2016-10