Road safety on the example of the city of Bytom
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, Polska
Wydział Ruchu Drogowego, Komenda Miejska Policji w Bytomiu
Wydział Organizacji i Zarządzania, Politechnika Śląska
Department of Nautical Science and Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Zbigniew Matuszak   

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, Polska
Submission date: 2018-12-27
Final revision date: 2019-02-23
Acceptance date: 2019-03-02
Publication date: 2019-03-29
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2019;83(1):43–57
National Road Safety Program 2013-2020 assumes to reduce fatalities by half and seriously injured by 40% from 2010 to 2020. It means that no more than 2,000 people per year should die on Polish roads and no more than 6,900 people should suffer serious injuries in traffic accidents. The experience of other European Union countries with improving road safety gives hope that these goals are still realistic, but there is a need to intensify the activities carried out in this area. In Poland, more and more institutions are taking part in the process of improving road safety: state institutions, non-governmental organizations, local governments, enterprises, scientific and research institutions, the media and many others. The study presents the problem of road safety in the city of Bytom on the basis of its analysis in the years 2013-2017. It discusses the types of road accidents and their classification. Moreover, the paper describes the issues illustrating the situation on roads that have a particular impact on the safety level of road users, among others, the number of road accidents, reasons for their occurrence, the consequences and groups of perpetrators of accidents. It also describes actions and initiatives taken to improve road safety in the city of Bytom.
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