Traffic safety is one of the fundamental qualities of the traffic system. Every traffic participant or road user wants to have a system which fulfills his needs and expectations. From this point of view, a safe road traffic is a responsibility of the state which has, with its institutions, an insight and control over traffic. It also has necessary means, beside the participants, which can directly or indirectly have an influence on this area. Quality of life of all citizens depends on the level of the traffic safety.
The assurance of a better safety is possible with encouraging traffic participants to a more responsible behavior, respecting rules and being more conscious concerning the meaning of traffic safety by ensuring safer vehicles and road infrastructure (what may and should realize planers, producers and performers, maintenance workers and suitable surveillance services).
In the complex system, road safety depends on participants’ responsible behavior, educational organizations, media, repressive and jurisdictional organs, civil society, companies, local self-government units and also state authorities. Each and every one of them has its own share of responsibility for a better safety and contributes to its realization. But the goals can be achieved only with coherent measures and collective efforts.