Slovenian traffic safety agency (AVP) is a legal body of public law in the field of road safety, established on 1st September 2010. Agency performs regulatory, developmental, technical, and other tasks regarding drivers and vehicles, analytical and research work in the field of road safety, prevention, education, and training. Agency also performs independent investigation of the factors and causes of traffic fatalities and provides expert work for preparation and implementation of national program of traffic safety.
The Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency will implement and follow the new national program for traffic safety in Slovenia (2011-2021), which has the main goal of reducing the number of dead and seriously injured people in traffic accidents by 50 % until 2021. By 2021 there has to be less than 35 deaths per million inhabitants and less than 210 heavily injured per million inhabitants on roads in Slovenia.
The Agency will focus on most vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists and elderly. All our activities will be focused on achieving this goal and improving road safety.
We will raise awareness, inform and educate public about all factors that affect driving (fatigue, illnesses, alcohol, medication etc.), different risks on road, meaning of anticipation drivers’ behavior on roads, safe and ecological driving and following traffic rules.
We will organize different seminars and meetings, where policy makers, civil society and experts from Slovenia and EU could exchange opinions and make suggestions for improving road safety.
We will continue with preventive campaigns for using seat belts, reducing speed, against drink driving and making new campaigns (media advertising, posters, publications, flyers…) on problematic topics.