This report presents a review of the safety situation of vulnerable road users in OECD Member countries. Based on a problem-oriented approach, the report sets out the main safety problems faced by vulnerable road users taking full account of their social, regulatory and physical environments. It provides an overview of their mobility patterns and accident characteristics based on available travel surveys and national statistics. The challenges to improve the safety situation of vulnerable road users lie with a better understanding of their accident patterns. To this end more detailed research analyses are used to identify well adapted accident countermeasures. Though restricted to analysis of vulnerable road users in OECD countries, their experience is also of great benefit to a larger number of countries where road safety activities are at a less advanced stage, and where the vulnerable road users are particularly prominent in traffic.
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