Road safety research
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure invests 41 million euros in road safety research carried out by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt). Measures to prevent traffic accidents and to reduce the effects of accidents are a key component of the road safety activities. Knowledge of the status quo and the evolution of the accident factors is essential for developing measures. Here, appropriate forecast procedures for future accident trends must provide for the greatest possible differentiation based on the relevant aspects, such as the age of a road user.