PTV Group supports European Road Safety Charter

PTV's Executive Board signs ERSC - marking the 2nd UN Global Road Safety Week

Karlsruhe, Germany, 08 May, 2013 -- The European Road Safetly Charter, ERSC, invites stakeholders to proactively implement measures within the sphere of their responsibility which help reduce road fatalities. The Charter has more than 2,000 signatories. PTV Group, a leading provider for software and consulting services for traffic and transport logistics, now also joins the road safety community. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schwerdtfeger, a member of PTV's Executive Board and representative of the globally operating group, signed the charter this morning.

Around 1.24 million people lose their lives on the world's roads each year. That is why the United Nations (UN) proclaimed the period 2011 - 2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety. According to the World's Health Organisation, which initiated the UN Global Road Safety Week, it would be possible to save 5 million lives in this decade by taking far-reaching action. "As a provider of transport planning software we consider it our duty to contribute to improved road safety by developing appropriate solutions," says Schwerdtfeger. "Signing the charter reaffirms our commitment to road safety."

The PTV Group has been actively involved in road safety work for the last fifteen years. EUSka, its electronic road accident analysis tool is used by police forces in eleven German federal states. This knowledge and expertise has been continuously developed, resulting in the launch of the new module PTV Visum Safety. This tool allows planners using the transport planning software PTV Visum to include precise accident data in the process of infrastructure planning. This affects both the macro level, with the safety analysis of road networks, and the micro level of local accident investigation. Accident data can be studied and analysed within one software package – ensuring data consistency without the need for additional tools. For more information about PTV Visum Safety, visit

Offering solutions is one thing. Handling them is another. Therefore, road safety was a key topic during the third Newcastle Field Trip. Every year, students from the University of Newcastle visit PTV in Karlsruhe to learn from PTV's transportation experts. During this year's study trip, the students had the opportunity to get familiar with accident data analysis, especially focusing on black spot management and ways of preventing future accidents.

PTV. The Mind of Movement.

The PTV Group provides software and consulting for traffic, transport logistics and geomarketing. Be it transport routes or sales structures, private or public transport  – we plan and optimise everything which moves people and goods worldwide.

Our range of products and services includes Concepts & Solutions, Software & Services, Components and Data & Content. Customers in more than 100 countries rely on our solutions. Our software tools enable private and public sector organisations to perform their everyday tasks in a highly efficient manner. And right at the forefront: our market-leading product lines PTV Map&Guide for transport route planning and the Vision Traffic Suite for traffic & transport planning and traffic simulation.

Scientific expertise is one of our particular strengths. We run projects in a goal-based and practice-oriented manner. Currently, we have over 600 employees worldwide crafting powerful and innovative solutions. Our head office, which is located in the technology region of Karlsruhe, Germany, has been the centre of development and innovation since the formation of our company in 1979.

The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of the PTV Group.


Petra Gust-Kazakos,
Corporate Communications PTV Group,
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Sonja Koesling,
 Corporate Communications PTV Group,
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