International ESRA Conference April 21, 2022, ONLINE, 10:00 - 16:30 CET

The International ESRA Conference on Traffic Safety Culture and Performance Indicators took place on April 21, 2022 (online event).

Core organizers of the event were Université Gustave Eiffel (France) and Vias institute (Belgium). Researchers and policy makers from more than 50 countries across the world participated in this event. Representatives of the European Commission, the WHO and several national governments expressed their congratulations to the achievements of the ESRA initiative.

The conference showcased the richness of the ESRA data and how it is used in practice for monitoring and improving road safety. Additional topics covered in the conference were the measurement of traffic safety culture and how road safety performance indicators can be defined, collected and used.

The conference was an opportunity to learn from in-depth scientific analyses of the ESRA databases, in relation to different types of road users and different aspects of attitudes, behaviour and culture. Examples of the use of ESRA data by policy makers in different ESRA partner countries were presented. The event was also an opportunity to learn about the next ESRA3 survey, which is scheduled to take place between February and March 2023. If participation in ESRA3 interests you, contact us via 

Presentations at the International ESRA Conference 2022:

Conference moderators:

  • Marie-Axelle Granié, Université Gustave Eiffel, France
  • Peter Silverans, Vias institute, Belgium

Welcome and introduction

  • Dominique Mignot (Université Gustave Eiffel, France)
  • Manuelle Salathé (Observatoire national interministériel de la sécurité routière, France)
  • Matthew Baldwin (European Commission)
  • Welcome and introduction to ESRA Conference (Peter Silverans & Uta Meesmann, Vias institute, Belgium)

Road Safety policy

1. International differences in public support for road safety policy measures (Wouter Van den Berghe, Vias institute, Belgium)

2. Importance on collecting ESRA data for developing countries (Maria Segui-Gomez, WHO, Spain)

3. Crash data, self-declared and observed behaviours in Portugal (Jose Trigoso and Alain Areal, PRP, Portugal)

Psychological factors

4. Socio-cognitive factors in road safety monitoring (Uta Meesmann, Vias institute, Belgium)

5. Correlations of multiple rider behaviours with self-reported attitudes, perspectives on traffic rule strictness and social desirability (George Yannis, NTUA, Greece)

6. Relationship between subjective safety and accident statistics (Aggelos Soteropoulos, KFV, Austria)


Live demonstration of the ESRA dashboard (Uta Meesmann, Vias institute, Belgium)

Socio-demographic factors

7. Age and road safety performance: Focusing on elderly and young drivers (Ward Vanlaar, TIRF, Canada)

8. Gender differences in relation to cultural indicators (Marie-Axelle Granié, Université Gustave Eiffel, France)

9. Modelling self-reported driver perspectives and fatigued driving via deep learning (Dimitrios Nikolau, NTUA, Greece)

Supporting national policy

10. Use of ESRA data by the Belgian government (Anne Vandenberghe, Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport, Belgium)

11. Experiences with using ESRA data in France (Manuelle Salathé, Observatoire national interministériel de la sécurité routière, France)


12. Scientific and institutional conclusions for ESRA3 (Wouter Van den Berghe & Uta Meesmann, Vias institute, Belgium)

Core organiser:

Université Gustave Eiffel
Campus Marne-la-Vallée, 14-20 Boulevard Newton
Cité Descartes, Champs sur Marne
F-77447 Marne la Vallée Cedex 2, France


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