The aim of the Baseline project is to produce values for Road Safety KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) in EU Member States. Each participating country will provide between one and eight national KPI values, that are comparable across countries and meet the minimum methodological requirements of the European Commission. This project will also contribute to capacity building in the EU, in particular in the Member States which have not yet collected and calculated the data for the KPIs.
The KPIs are related to the following areas
- Use of seatbelts and child restraint systems
- Use of protective helmets by riders of bicycles and Powered Two-Wheelers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Distraction by a mobile device
- Vehicle safety
- Post-crash care
The project is supported by the European Commission, which pays for 50% of the costs of data collection and processing.
Vias institute coordinates the Baseline project. For the methodological, data processing and quality assurance activities, Vias institute is assisted by SWOV from the Netherlands and NTUA from Greece. For each KPI, a “KPI expert group” has been established in view of drafting guidelines and providing methodological support to the participating countries. All methodological developments are monitored and approved by an international Technical Committee.
The Baseline project started in July 2020 and will end in October 2022.
18 EU Member States participate in the project: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.