The European Road Safety Decision Support System on Risks and Measures
Journal article, 2019

The European Road Safety Decision Support System ( is an innovative system providing the available evidence on a broad range of road risks and possible countermeasures. This paper describes the scientific basis of the DSS. The structure underlying the DSS consists of (1) a taxonomy identifying risk factors and measures and linking them to each other, (2) a repository of studies, and (3) synopses summarizing the effects estimated in the literature for each risk factor and measure, and (4) an economic efficiency evaluation instrument (E3-calculator). The DSS is implemented in a modern web-based tool with a highly ergonomic interface, allowing users to get a quick overview or go deeper into the results of single studies according to their own needs.

online system


Road safety countermeasures



road risks


Heike Martensen

VIAS Institute

Kevin Diependaele

VIAS Institute

Stijn Daniels

VIAS Institute

Wouter Van den Berghe

VIAS Institute

Eleonora Papadimitriou

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

George Yannis

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Ingrid Van Schagen

Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)

Wendy Weijermars

Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)

Wim Wijnen

Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)

Ashleigh Filtness

Loughborough University

Rachel Talbot

Loughborough University

Pete Thomas

Loughborough University

Klaus Machata

Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit

Eva Aigner Breuss

Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit

Susanne Kaiser

Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit

Thierry Hermitte

Laboratory of Accidentology and Biomechanics

Robert Thomson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Safety

Rune Elvik

The Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)

Accident Analysis and Prevention

0001-4575 (ISSN)

Vol. 08 05 344-351

Safety Causation, Benefits and Efficiency

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/633485), 2015-05-01 -- 2018-04-30.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics


Environmental Health and Occupational Health



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