Economic safety aspects of the road traffic in Poland

  • Tadeusz Dyr Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom
  • Karolina Ziółkowska University of Social Sciences in Łódź
  • Agata Jaździk-Osmólska Road and Bridge Research Institute in Warsaw
  • Małgorzata Kozłowska Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom
Keywords: accidents, social cost, EU transport policy


Road accidents are generating economic and public high costs. They include: losses resulting from the long-lasting or temporary impossibility of creating GDP, expenses on the treatment and rehabilitation of people injured in the accidents, costs of emergency services involvment, payment of compensations and benefits, financial losses or emotional suffering of the accidents' victims and perpetrators' relatives, leading to reduce their economic activity. Statistical data presented in the point out to the high risk of road accidents. Also causes of unsatisfactory level of the road safety improvement in Poland were presented.


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How to Cite
Dyr, T., Ziółkowska, K., Jaździk-Osmólska, A., & Kozłowska, M. (2017). Economic safety aspects of the road traffic in Poland. Central European Review of Economics & Finance, 21(5), 7-23.