Baseline project

European research to provide performance indicators in the field of road safety (Collection of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for road safety).

Road Traffic Safety Department at Motor Transport Institute as a Polish representative together with other participating countries from EU is providing performance indicators in road safety. The scientific project called Baseline is aimed to produce values for Road Safety KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) in EU Member States. Each partner provides between one and eight national KPI values, that are comparable across countries and meet the minimum methodological requirements of the European Commission. KPIs are Speeding, Use of seatbelts and child restraint systems, Use of protective helmets by riders of bicycles and Powered Two-Wheelers, Driving under the influence of alcohol, Distraction by a mobile device, Vehicle safety, Infrastructure, Post-crash care, Coordination. The project is supported by the European Commission, which pays for 50% of the costs of data collection and processing. The Baseline project started in July 2020 and will end in October 2022.

Motor Transport Institute is collecting five KPIs related to the following areas:

  1. Speeding
  2. Use of seatbelts and child restraint systems
  3. Use of protective helmets by riders of bicycles and Powered Two-Wheelers
  4. Driving under the influence of alcohol
  5. Distraction by a mobile device


Vias institute coordinates the Baseline project. For the methodological, data processing and quality assurance activities, Vias institute is assisted by SWOV from the Netherlands and NTUA from Greece. For each KPI, a “KPI expert group” has been established in view of drafting guidelines and providing methodological support to the participating countries. All methodological developments are monitored and approved by an international Technical Committee.

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