Road safety of drivers from Visegrad countries in the Czech Republic


  • Petr Pokorny

    Centrum dopravniho vyzkumu, v.v.i.

  • Martin Lipl


Despite of the current positive road safety development within EU (particularly in the category of drivers and passengers of personal cars), the road users are still facing high risk of being involved in road accidents, especially in former eastern European countries. This article presents the results of a case study that was conducted within the project PROSAFE and that dealt with the topic of road safety of tourists from Visegrad countries (V4) on the popular roads in the Czech Republic. The regions that are most attractive for the tourists from V4 countries were identified, together with most popular and important roads. The roads were compared according to their accident rates. Road safety inspection and accident analysis were carried out on one of the roads, aiming at identifying the road safety problems the road users have to face on their journeys.


Road safety; Accidents with foreign drivers; Visegrad countries; Road safety inspection

Published Online


How to Cite

Pokorny, P., Lipl, M. (2014) “Road safety of drivers from Visegrad countries in the Czech Republic”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 42(1), pp. 85–90.