Prevention of criminal offences in passenger road transport in EU countries

Keywords: zero vision, sustainable safety, intelligent acceleration, traffic calming, passive safety.


Effective prevention of criminal offences in passenger road transport includes the development and implementation of safer infrastructure and modern modification of the safety features of vehicles. It is important to adopt and enforce legal initiatives to reduce the main risks that entail serious traffic accidents. One of the main priorities of appropriate prevention is to improve legal education of the public.

The aim of the article was to consider the current state of prevention of criminal offences in passenger road transport on the territory of Europe. Observation and comparative law were the main methodological tools.

The conducted research showed that the EU states apply a variety of approaches to the prevention of criminal offences in automobile passenger transport, such as Vision Zero and the systemic approach Safe System with its Sustainable Safety sub-topic. The need to adopt the experience of Sweden and the Netherlands, which have achieved impressive road safety indicators, in Ukraine seems justified. The eCall traffic accident detection and prevention system and the ESRA innovative prevention method can be examples for implementation in Ukraine. Belgium’s school education program Road Safety Weeks is aimed at minimizing teenage drunk driving, speeding, driver fatigue and distraction. The idea of the programme can be implemented into the relevant preventive activities in Ukraine. A promising vector of further scientific research will be a comparative analysis of the implementation of crime prevention on passenger road transport in the EU countries.


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Author Biographies

Mykola Rudyk, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Law Sciences, Lecturer, Department of Police Law, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Svitlana Avramenko, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Law Sciences, Assistant, Department of Theory and History of State and Law, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Yurii Koller, State Research Institute of the MIA Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Law Sciences, Senior Research Officer, Research Department of Research Laboratory of Problems of Legal and Organizational Support of the Ministry Activities, State Research Institute of the MIA Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Ivo Svoboda, University of Regional Development and Banking Institute, AMBIS, Czech Republic.

Associate Professor, Guarantor of security management studies, Department of Security and Law, University of Regional Development and Banking Institute, AMBIS, Czech Republic.

Mykhailo Tseluiko, Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Chernihiv, Ukraine.

PhD in Law Sciences, Associate Professor, Criminal Law and Justice of Department, Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Chernihiv, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Rudyk, M., Avramenko, S., Koller, Y., Svoboda, I., & Tseluiko, M. (2022). Prevention of criminal offences in passenger road transport in EU countries. Amazonia Investiga, 11(59), 64-78.
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