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DEKRA Online Road Safety Portal

Sep 21, 2016
  • Building on the DEKRA Road Safety Report
  • News, videos, examples of accidents and expert assessments
  • Available in several languages

The official accident figures released by the European Commission are alarming: For the first time in 14 years, more people died on the roads in the EU in 2015 than in the previous year. All the more reason to urgently call upon all stakeholders to reverse this trend and mirror the successes of previous years. DEKRA has been campaigning for road safety for over 90 years with regular vehicle inspections, the commitment of its accident analysts and researchers, crash tests, public campaigns and involvement in national and international committees. Another major element of its work is the Road Safety Report, which DEKRA has published in print form, in several languages, every year since 2008. This is now supplemented by www​.dekra-roadsafety​.com, DEKRA’s new online road safety portal.

The portal contains more detailed information on the content of the printed report, such as videos or interactive graphics, which can be accessed directly from the report via QR codes. However, it also deals with a wide range of other topics relating to road safety, from vehicle technology and infrastructure to the human factor.

One current focal point is the distraction caused by smartphones: Drivers driving blind at the wheel, pedestrians putting themselves in danger due to inattentiveness – not to mention the hype around the smartphone game “Pokémon Go” and all this entails in terms of road safety.

The portal is continuously updated and is available in several languages. The appropriate language version is displayed automatically depending on the user’s location.

“One thing is clear: DEKRA’s work on road safety will not slow down. We will continue to pursue the objective written into our articles of association by our founders in 1925. The new road safety portal is another component of this work,” commented Clemens Klinke, member of the DEKRA SE Management Board in charge of the Automotive business unit.