UDC 656.1.05
Biblid: 1451-3188, 21 (2022)
Vol. 21, No 77-78, pp. 205-219
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18485/iipe_ez.2022.21.77_78.13

Оriginal article
Received: 09 Mar 2022
Accepted: 01 Apr 2022

ROAD TRAFFIC SAFETY CULTURE

BOGOJEVIĆ Rade (Центар за основну полицијску обуку, Сремска Каменица), radebogojevic4444@gmail.com

Today, almost every country in the European Union (EU) strives to develop the most modern systems and take the most adequate measures to reduce the suffering and vulnerability of road users. This tendency is connected with the development of a culture of safety of the participants in road traffic. Since the early 1990s, the EU has developed a strategy on road safety by adopting all relevant indicators relevant to the adoption of regulatory rules. These indicators include, inter alia, information on mobility, risk perception, attitudes, behaviour and experiences along the way. Using the case study method, the author of the subject paper examines the culture of traffic safety in the Republic of Serbia for the period from 2016 to 2020. Through the analysis of primary and secondary sources, the author comes to the conclusion that there is an interrelationship between the characteristics of traffic participants and their age structure on the one hand and the number and consequences of traffic accidents that occur on domestic roads on the other. Based on the mentioned correlation, but also due to the general expansion of the number of vehicles on domestic roads, the author believes that additional efforts are needed to innovate the legislative framework that enables a safer system of protection for all road users.

Keywords: Road traffic, safety culture, participants, suffering