BRD National Program
The National Road Safety Programme 2021-2030
By undertaking work aimed at the preparation of the next National Road Safety Programme, we confirm our commitment to Poland’s active and conscious participation in the shaping of
global and European policy aimed at protecting health and life on our roads. We are fully aware that the objectives set out in the strategic EU documents are a great challenge, but also an opportunity to improve the current situation. Examples of countries with the lowest level of risk prove that it is possible to achieve exceptionally good results while maintaining a balance between the benefits coming from the development of transport and road traffic and a high level of safety of all road users.
The National Road Safety Programme 2021-2030 (NRSP) has been prepared based on experiences coming from previous prevention programmes, taking into account the latest trends and
the most effective solutions, with a clearly defined vision and principles of implementation. In addition, the NRSP is a document fulfilling the basic condition for the transport sector in Poland,
resulting from the proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the Cohesion Policy funds in the 2021-2027 perspective1. The
NRSP is the national strategy for road safety, which summarises the assessment of the risks existing on Polish roads. The NRSP is complemented by documents creating a financial framework for the implementation of infrastructure investments, i.e. the National Road Construction Programme 2014-2023 and its continuation, the National Programme to Build 100 bypasses in the 2020-2030 period, the Safe Road Infrastructure Programme 2021-2024, and the National Road Maintenance Programme 2020-2030 containing elements of road safety, which will continue
the assumptions of the Safe Road Infrastructure Programme 2021-2024 from 2025 on-wards.
Despite the intensive investment works on the expansion and improvement of road infrastructure in Poland, carried out continuously irrespective of the limitations resulting from the COVID- 19 pandemic, still the main factor influencing the number of road accidents with the most severe consequences, including loss of life, remains human element. Limiting the impact of this factor determines the achievement of a significant reduction in accidents with fatalities on Polish roads and represents the greatest challenge for the next decade.
National Road Safety Council
The National Road Safety Programme 2013-2020
Adopted by the National Road Safety Council on the 20th June 2013.
Accident reduction, reduction by 50% the number of people killed on the Polish roads, reduction by 40% the number of seriously injured, fighting an excessive speed and improving pedestrian, cyclists and motorcyclists safety – these are the main objectives of the National Road Safety Programme 2013-2020 adopted on the 20the June 2013 by the National Road Safety Council.
The National Road Safety Programme 2013-2020 is a comprehensively developed strategy to improve road safety in Poland in 2013 – 2020. It is based on five pillars: human safety, safe road, safe speed, safe vehicle, emergency medical service and attention after an accident.
The programme is aimed at those who are responsible for road safety in Poland, i.e. among others, parliament, government, local authorities, road managers, enforcement services and all road users.
It sets specific objectives to be achieved within the road safety area, among other things: no more than 2000 fatalities and 6900 seriously injured in 2020.
Its structure is based on internationally agreed ways of tackling the road safety problem. The first objective assumes that a person using the road will always make mistakes and the broader safety system will reduce consequences of a possible accident. The second important objective is so-called 4xE approach which outlines the areas of actions and initiatives needed to improve road safety. These are: engineering, enforcement, education and emergency.
The National Road Safety Programme 2013-2020 is not an action plan but just a programme which designates a direction to be taken to achieve the objectives. Specific actions have been included in the Implementation Programme 2013 adopted on the 22nd May 2013 by the National Road Safety Council.
There are still too many deaths on roadsIn Poland, the probability of death or injury of road users is still the biggest among all European Union countries. The objectives have been set by such programmes as “Gambit 2000” or “Gambit 2005” for many years through the efforts of government and authorities responsible for safety. The result of this work is systematic reduction of road fatalities. Over the last 10 years, there have been about 28% less fatalities on Polish roads.