The need for mobility of modern society is becoming more challenging for management of road safety. In the Republic of Croatia in 2015 there were killed 348 people, which is about 8.2 victims per 100,000 inhabitants, while in the European Union average of 5.1 victims per 100,000 population. The total annual cost of road accidents has a 2% share in GDP, which amounts to about 6.5 billion kuna. Considering the fact that the main factors of road safety is human factor, vehicle and road (infrastructure), it is reasonable and justified to provide the reorganization of the road sector.
The objective of the action plan is to define projects improving transport safety in Croatia.
Proposed measures and projects are in line with European directives (2010/40, 2008/96 and 2004/54) and the National Program for Road Safety 2011-2020 (National Program). Proposed measures and projects will contribute to the National Program in its key aim to reduce the number of casualties in traffic by 50%.
These are proposed projects improving transport safety in Croatia:
- Dangerous places on state roads
- The audit of road safety / inspection on the TEM network - Directive 2008/96 / EC
- "Crocodile II Croatia" - Implementation of Datex II standards in centers for traffic management, implementation of the ITS Directive 2010/40 / EC
- Reconciliation of tunnels longer than 500 m in the network with the Rules on minimum safety requirements for tunnels (Directive 2004/54 / EC)
- The implementation / installation of protective barriers on highways
- Weighing a moving vehicle on state roads
- Feasibility study for the expansion of the capacity of the Zagreb-Karlovac (Master project)